Large Ndebele Sailboat


Perfect for summer! This brooch is fully bead woven with Ndebele-inspired sails. This herringbone stitch is ideal because of the interesting weave created by how it is constructed. It is further accentuated by turning the smaller sail on its side for textural interest. Follow these directions and illustrations for a simple way of decreasing the sail. This brooch was created specially for the readers of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine. This 9-page pattern has a photo overview with Maria’s famous fully detailed step-by-step illustrations for creating the large 10-bead Short and Tall Ndebele sails. Select photos of beadweaving and decreasing the sails enhance illustrations. Then, photos show how to assemble the sailboat and add your choice of pin to the back.

Designed by Maria Rypan
Rypan Designs