Byzantine Cross Workshop

Byzantine Cross by Melanie de MiguelTechniques: Herringbone, Peyote, Right Angle Weave, Netting and Ladder stitch
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 1 day

In Byzantine style, this elaborate cross is reversible, so you could place a different colour crystal at each of the two focal centres. Leave the cross embellished with crystals or go further and stud it with tiny seed pearls.

The Byzantine Cross workshop is a delightfully challenging design combining Right Angle Weave, Herringbone, Peyote, Netting and Ladder stitch. Students will construct components to assemble and they can expect almost every row to be, not only different, but also a mix of stitches! The design will be worked in size 11 seed beads, but the design incorporates instructions for adapting to different sized beads and there will be plenty of discussion to cover this aspect.