What do YOU do when you are completely stumped by a stitch or pattern? I think we all do things we would rather not tell anyone about, but what avenues do you use when you just can't get it? I know for myself many times I just put it away and in a few days, week, month, sometimes even a year later, I get back to it hoping I have either learned more and can figure it out, or see it from a different perspective.
I just figured out a beaded piece that I have been stewing over since this summer. It's basic peyote, but the shape and the edging made encasing it in peyote difficult. I must have tried it 15 times using different beads, different stitches and different attitudes! Persistence paid off.
A customer of mine emailed me a pattern a few days ago asking me to figure it out and then teach it to her and she was stumped...so, asking someone to help you is a great avenue. Also, getting together with other beaders and having them explain it to you in different language or sometimes just talking about something you figure it out.
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