Diamond Weave, by Cath Thomas and Gerlinde Lenz introduces a new beading stitch. Diamond Weave at first glance resembles Right Angle Weave, but persevere and follow the instructions and you will soon find that this is in fact quite different to work. It is a much simpler thread path and the feel and structure of the work created with Diamond Weave is different to Right Angle Weave.
Why you need to buy the Diamond Weave book
The book has been beautifully written and clearly thought out. Cath and Gerlinde start by introducing the principles and structure of the stitch. You get easy-to-follow steps with clear instructions and diagrams.
They have also included a section detailing how to read and write patterns using Diamond Weave.
From this point you can make practise samples of your own to really get the feel of the thread paths. Or move straight on to the wonderful projects. Again, Cath and Gerlinde have put a lot of thought into how these are set out.
Each chapter in this book deals with a particular way of using Diamond Weave. These variations include:
- adding in horizontal extension beads
- using horizontal bridge beads
- then the same variations on the vertical plane.
You might also like to try the horizontal hexagon weave or the vertical hexagon weave. Perhaps you play with adding octagons between diamonds, or the reverse. Then you have the full octagon weave, the ‘Chinese Coin Motif’ and a range of variations of variations as well.
This book has huge content that gives a brilliant exploration of the stitch.
As you can tell just from the chapter titles, Diamond Weave is a stitch that is hugely flexible with exciting possibilities. If you enjoy making projects that have been designed for you, then you will find so many beautiful things to make in this book. If you like to venture out on your own, then this book brings you a new stitch that has very exciting design possibilities.
Once you have got to grips with the thread path and different variations, your imagination will be overflowing with ideas.
This is a very exciting new development in the beading world. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing how the stitch grows and develops. So, I hope you will also be joining in this adventure with Cath and Gerlinde!
Click here to get your copy of the book
If you want to grab a copy of the book now, just use that link.
I also have a section about Diamond Weave in the techniques on this website. So, you can use that for more helpful hints and tips.
What a nice book review! I got very curious about this new stitch! Looking forward to experimenting with it when I get the book!
Thank you Svetlana – it is a lovely book and the stitch feels really nice to work, so I hope you enjoy it when you have the book!
Greetings, I am very interested in the Diamond Weave Book for my son but don’t know where to purchase a printed copy? I checked Amazon and it lists it at $923!! I assume that is because it isn’t actually available? He is interested in the Diamond Weave and Herringote patterns. Any helpin this would be greatly appreciated. Thank You
Yes, I believe it is no longer available on Amazon. But it is still sold by Cath Thomas (I have some links to that on here). So, you can find it in her store here, for just $20, I believe. I think I’m correct in saying that the print book is no longer available, but do check that with Cath. Here’s the link again: https://caththomasdesigns.indiemade.com/product/diamond-weave-book-electronic-edition?fbclid=IwAR3PvQiEb62jM3nqfhccJfuk5DQxNv29XKSLBrJLgBOlMejSdk5imGqr_O8