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Double-sided terrycloth

Double-sided terrycloth

Woven bracelets made from PRECIOSA Tee™ beads

PRECIOSA ORNELA presents the new PRECIOSA Tee™ pressed bead from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand. Its dimensions of 2 x 8 mm mean that this product complies with the current trends for mini beads. The axially symmetrical flat "T" shape enables the use of vacuum half-coatings with the resulting effect of a full-coating decoration and other popular surface finishes.
The strung beads closely interlock and as such simplify the creation of varied three-dimensional structures and interesting planar structures.

The new Czech PRECIOSA Tee™ bead can also be used in weaving. You can also try this creative technique without the need for an original weaving loom. You can thread a warp onto an old frame or a wooden board where you have tacked in small nails with the necessary  spacing. So, try the many interesting options for arranging and connecting these pressed beads in the shape of a letter "T".

Designer: Helena Chmelíková


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Materials and tools:

Single-colored bracelet

PRECIOSA Tee™ (Tee) 
111 01 364; 2 x 8 mm; 23980/29443 rainbow metal; 271x

oboustranne frote PRECIOSA Tee 23980 29443

PRECIOSA Rocailles (R)
331 39 001; 10/0; 18549 grey; 50x

oboustranne frote PRECIOSA rokajl 18549 10 0

Multicolored bracelet

PRECIOSA Tee™ (Tee)

111 01 364; 2 x 8 mm; 02010/15495 pink; 125x

oboustranne frote PRECIOSA Tee 02010 15495

111 01 364; 2 x 8 mm; 02010/15435 grey-blue; 72x

oboustranne frote PRECIOSA Tee 02010 15435

111 01 364; 2 x 8 mm; 02010/14400 white; 74x

oboustranne frote PRECIOSA Tee 02010 14400

PRECIOSA Rocailles (R)
331 19 001; 10/0; 07331 pink; 50x

oboustranne frote PRECIOSA rokajl 07331 10 0

metal parts – any surface finish: magnetic endings on a 4 cm ribbon; they can be replaced with crimp ends, rings or an American fastening (a T-bar)

oboustranne frote kovy

a medium thread (Belfil-S 30 polyester thread – the warp, the weft, the ending); a long thin needle; scissors; a small loom; a thicker tailor's needle; super glue; flat nose pliers (closing the rings); glue for absorbent - non-absorbent materials (sticking on the ends); a rubber mallet (closing the crimp ends)

oboustranne frote pomucky

The procedure:

The bracelet is 4 cm (11 rows) wide. The woven section consists of 29 columns. The bracelet is 18.5 cm long.

oboustranne frote uvod

Step 1:
The warp consists of 12 threads.Use a shade which is suitable for the Tee. Tie the end of the thread to the edge of the loom. Stretch the 2nd to 11th threads from one side to the other. Tie the end again at the edge. Stretch the 1st and 12th threads separately. String 28x R on them.

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Step 2:
Cut off a long piece of thread (about an arm's length). Use two such long pieces of thread for the entire bracelet. Cut the end of the thread into a point and wet it. String it directly into the eye of the needle. String 11x Tee and move them to the end of the thread. Alternately turn the Tee crosswise in relation to one another. Orient the wider section (the arms) forward (in the direction towards one another). Orient the narrow section towards the back. The 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th Tee face with their arms downward. The 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th Tee face upwards.

oboustranne frote 2ax

the intersection

oboustranne frote krizeni

Leave about 20 cm of the end of the thread free. Press the Tee to the warp from below and thread the line through them from the top, preferably one after the other. This will create the weft. Tie the weft thread at the first column. Twist the 1st weft thread twice. Thread the line through 1x R to the 1st warp thread. Shift 1x R on the 12th thread of the warp. String another column.

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the front section

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the rear section

the weft

oboustranne frote utek

oboustranne frote 2c

Step 3:
Tying the thread – Create a complete column on the remaining thread. Leave about 20 cm of the end of the used thread free. String a new thread. Leave about 20 cm of the end of the thread free. Continue weaving the column. Tie off the ends of the thread using two knots. Pull them into the Tee and cut them off. After creating the woven section, sew in the remaining ends of the thread between the Tee in the outer columns.

oboustranne frote 3

Step 4:
Weave the end bands which you should then attach or glue to the endings. Pass the thread into the larger tailor's needle. Start threading the needle through the weft behind the woven section, approximately from the middle to the edge. Then thread the line through the entire warp. In doing so, you will create a textile weft of about 0.5 to 1 cm. Once again finish in the middle. Reinforce the bands with superglue. Once it has set, cut the warp from the band.

oboustranne frote 4

Step 5:
Assembly. Glue the bands to the endings. If you have crimp endings (with the teeth at the edge), slightly close the endings, insert the band. Carefully close it, for example with a tap from the rubber of mallet. Attach the American fastening to the loops of the crimp endings using rings. Attach several rings to the "T".

oboustranne frote 5aoboustranne frote uvodoboustranne frote 5c

Colourful

The woven section consists of 30 columns. the length of the bracelet is 19 cm. String 29x to the outer thread of the weft. Otherwise, the procedure is the same.

oboustranne frote barevny

oboustranne frote barevny doboustranne frote barevny boboustranne frote barevny c

oboustranne frote 2

oboustranne frote 1