Last weekend I took a class at my LBS on cubic [or cubed] right angle weave (CRAW or 3RAW as Karen refers to it). In the morning we learned the basics; we made a single row and then added a 2nd row on to it. We used no. 8 seed beads, 8# Fireline, and no. 10 sharp needles.
Karen then showed embellishing by “stitching in the ditch”. This is possible in the center of a double wide section of CRAW and along the edges. I added beads of the same color and contrasting color in the center and along the edge. Embellishing can tighten up and therefore shorten the piece, so you may need to make something a bit longer than expected.
After lunch, we made a pendant. This taught us how to turn a corner, how to join and embellishing in a slightly different way (Karen call this “side winder stitch in the ditch”, which can be done on a single wide section of CRAW).
I then continued on and made a lariat for the necklace. I meant to join this near the top of the small diamond, but I didn’t, so, oh well. I think it looks fine as it is.
I’ve started collecting some images (and a how to video) of CRAW on Pinterest.