STITCHING

TRAINER ACADEMY

NBR 101 - STITCHING

PASS

  • All correct photos have been turned in

REDO

  • If they do not turn in the correct photos

    • It is borderline IMPOSSIBLE to not pass this on the first try

    • The main point is to see that they are practicing, and they are receiving feedback to address the biggest issues they are facing at that moment

  • If the End Beads are not FULLY finished (meaning hair must be stitched on, and the end beads tied off and glued in order to pass)

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN GIVING FEEDBACK:

 

  • Are there 3 stitches in-between each bead?
  • Are the stitches evenly spaced?
  • Are the stitches tight enough? Or too loose?
  • Are the stitches clean or messy?

CORRECT EXAMPLE OF STITCHING

Below are INCORRECT examples of Stitching and possible feedback to give.

STITCHES NOT EVENLY SPACED

You want the spacing of your stitches to be even on the whole row. If you leave large gaps between stitches (even if you are going over a bead the spacing should still be even).

STITCHES TOO LOOSE

Stitching can NEVER be too tight. If the stitching is not done tight enough, it will feel loose very quickly to the client and potentially bulky.

TOO MANY STITCHES

There should only be THREE stitches in-between each bead. OCCASIONALLY you may have to put a fourth. But if that is happening around the entire row, it may be that your beadwork is spaced too far apart, causing you to have to use more stitches. More stitches are not always better, it actually causes more bulk to the row.

MESSY STITCHING

Your stitching is looking a little messy. You really want your stitching to be as clean as possible. The cleaner it is the tighter you will be able to get it. Not only that, the grow-out will be a better overall experience for the client.

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