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How to Stitch Turning Picots on Horizontal Beaded Netting

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How to Stitch Turning Picots on Horizontal Beaded Netting
Thread Path for Stitching Turning Picots on Flat Beaded Netting

The thread path for stitching three-bead turning picots on flat beaded netting.

©Chris Franchetti Michaels

A turning picot is a picot that uses a base bead to reverse the direction of the thread. Use the thread path shown above to create turning picots along the edges of flat, horizontal beaded netting.

  1. At the end of each row, pick up all of the beads for the picot (3C on the chart).
  2. Slide those beads down and hold them against the edge of the beadwork. 
  3. Pass back through the base bead for the picot (A in the chart), and pull the thread taut.

Picots can contain the same or different numbers, colors, and sizes of beads.

Turning picots differ from loop picots, where you pass through the base bead in the same direction.

For an example of a netting pattern that uses turning picot edges, see the Turquoise Sand beaded netting bracelet pattern.

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