How the heck did I get the hang of

How the heck did I get the hang of

Post by Marisa Cappett » Thu, 19 Sep 2002 22:45:27



Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about it
often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was posessed
or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
Marisa
 
 
 

How the heck did I get the hang of

Post by Bungado » Thu, 19 Sep 2002 23:32:04


I found it to be that way too. One day everything just worked.
Dora
Quote:

>Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about it
>often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
>could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was posessed
>or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
>Marisa


 
 
 

How the heck did I get the hang of

Post by Barbara Forbes-Lyon » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 00:06:33


You know, I had the same experience. Failure, failure, failure. Then one
day, poof! Worked like a charm.

Still struggling with circular, though. Sigh...


Quote:
> Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about
it
> often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
> could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was
posessed
> or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
> Marisa

 
 
 

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Post by Deirdre Sandstro » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 00:21:59


I've had this experience, too. I'll try a technique and it will thwart
me totally. I'll sigh, resign myself to incompetence, do some other
thing that comes more easily for a while, and then go back to the
technique I failed at one more time (after my frustration has worn off),
and voila'! suddenly it isn't hard any more.

I think that no matter what you are doing, you are learning things about
the behavior of the materials that can be transferred to other
applications. So instead of feeling like a doofus, I figure that if I
stay receptive to what is going on through my hands, I'll get the hard
stuff eventually.

I am full of little mottos (if not other things) -- and one of my mottos
is:

        If you persist, you can't help but get better.

But I have discovered that you don't have to persist obsessively at the
-same thing- until you get it right. Circling around a thing until you
spiral closer to it works REALLY well for me. And seems like it does for
you, too.

Deirdre

Quote:

> Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about it
> often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
> could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was posessed
> or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
> Marisa

--
===========================================
         UBI INJURIA, IBI REMEDIUM
Where there's a wrong, there's a remedy.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deirdre Sandstrom

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Post by Soo » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 01:46:14


Haw!

Quote:
>Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about it
>often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
>could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was posessed
>or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
>Marisa

~~
Sooz
Bat, bat, come under my hat
And I'll give you a piece of bacon.
And when I bake
I'll make you a cake
If I am not mistaken.
 
 
 

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Post by Soo » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 01:46:53


Quote:
>You know, I had the same experience. Failure, failure, failure. Then one
>day, poof! Worked like a charm.

>Still struggling with circular, though. Sigh...

Tubular peyote is much, much easier than flat, to me.
~~
Sooz
Bat, bat, come under my hat
And I'll give you a piece of bacon.
And when I bake
I'll make you a cake
If I am not mistaken.
 
 
 

How the heck did I get the hang of

Post by Shirley Shon » Thu, 19 Sep 2002 23:19:14


I do not know about astral travelling, but my *** words may be.
I started beading a needle case last night in tubular peyote. I sat down
with tray of beads and did the first two rounds. Then I attempted to do
the pattern I had in mind. Got to end of first round pattern did not
work out.
So started of again, did 3 rows and still not working out, tried to frog
it and ended up getting knots so abandoned it until this morning.
Started again, got to second row and found I had a bead too many.
So knowing I could pull thread up I broke it off with pliers. Then I
carried on only to find I was not a bead too many because I had
accidentally gone through two beads on the row before.

Getting really frustrated now. Got out graph paper and did a totally
different design.
Started again and now going smooth.

All this from someone who has done many needle cases.  Unbelievable.
Shirley



Quote:
>Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about it
>often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
>could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was posessed
>or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
>Marisa

--
Shirley Shone
 
 
 

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Post by Soo » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 04:31:39


Oh my god -- I don't know why that happens sometimes.  I get stymied by
something that seems to make no sense....then I figure it out, only to find out
my figuring is utterly wrong.....then it screws itself up some more, and my
brain hurts!  Arrgh!  The only solution then is to burn the thing while
muttering incantations under one's breath......

Quote:
>I do not know about astral travelling, but my *** words may be.
>I started beading a needle case last night in tubular peyote. I sat down
>with tray of beads and did the first two rounds. Then I attempted to do
>the pattern I had in mind. Got to end of first round pattern did not
>work out.
>So started of again, did 3 rows and still not working out, tried to frog
>it and ended up getting knots so abandoned it until this morning.
>Started again, got to second row and found I had a bead too many.
>So knowing I could pull thread up I broke it off with pliers. Then I
>carried on only to find I was not a bead too many because I had
>accidentally gone through two beads on the row before.

>Getting really frustrated now. Got out graph paper and did a totally different
design.
>Started again and now going smooth.

>All this from someone who has done many needle cases.  Unbelievable.
>Shirley

~~
Sooz
Bat, bat, come under my hat
And I'll give you a piece of bacon.
And when I bake
I'll make you a cake
If I am not mistaken.
 
 
 

How the heck did I get the hang of

Post by Kandice Seebe » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 05:28:11


Wooohooo!!!  You got some help from the creativity goddess!  :)

--
Kandice
Air & Earth Designs - Beaded Jewelry
www.eclecticbeadery.com
kseeber.rubylane.com

Quote:
> Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about
it
> often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
> could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was
posessed
> or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
> Marisa

 
 
 

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Post by pegg » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 07:59:47


Quote:

> Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about it
> often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
> could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was posessed
> or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
> Marisa

Marisa, Flat peyote is my absolute FAVORITE stitch!! I have found a
easy way to do tubular peyote including easier to follow the pattern.
I work the first six or so rows flat, then I attach the sides together
(easily done by just viewing) then I do tubular just doing row by row
in flat peyote style , I guess I didn't explain that to well but if
you try it, you will see what I mean!! Peggy
 
 
 

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Post by Lee S. Billin » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 08:11:58



says...

Quote:

>Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about it
>often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
>could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was posessed
>or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?

That sort of thing happens sometimes -- and it's not limited to beading. I had
the same experience with "balance & swing" while contradancing. I couldn't, and
couldn't, and couldn't... and then, quite suddenly, I could!

I think your back-brain continues processing information about whatever the
thing is you're trying to learn, even while you're doing something else. Sooner
or later it processes enough that the whatever-it-is suddenly *clicks*.

Celine

--
"Only the powers of evil claim that doing good is boring."  
-- Diane Duane, _Nightfall at Algemron_

 
 
 

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Post by Nita » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 08:54:12


Quote:
> I think that no matter what you are doing, you are learning things about
> the behaviour of the materials that can be transferred to other
> applications.

one of my huge light bulb moments was a few years ago when I realised that
the craft materials I was working with were inanimate objects with no will
of their own, and they will do exactly what I make them do.
now if only kids, hubbies and cats were the same!

--
Nita,
~White Raven Designs~
http://members.ebay.com.au/aboutme/white_raven_designs/.


Quote:
> I've had this experience, too. I'll try a technique and it will thwart
> me totally. I'll sigh, resign myself to incompetence, do some other
> thing that comes more easily for a while, and then go back to the
> technique I failed at one more time (after my frustration has worn off),
> and voila'! suddenly it isn't hard any more.

> I think that no matter what you are doing, you are learning things about
> the behavior of the materials that can be transferred to other
> applications. So instead of feeling like a doofus, I figure that if I
> stay receptive to what is going on through my hands, I'll get the hard
> stuff eventually.

> I am full of little mottos (if not other things) -- and one of my mottos
> is:

> If you persist, you can't help but get better.

> But I have discovered that you don't have to persist obsessively at the
> -same thing- until you get it right. Circling around a thing until you
> spiral closer to it works REALLY well for me. And seems like it does for
> you, too.

> Deirdre


> > Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained
about it
> > often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
> > could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was
posessed
> > or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
> > Marisa

> --
> ===========================================
>          UBI INJURIA, IBI REMEDIUM
> Where there's a wrong, there's a remedy.
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> Deirdre Sandstrom

> ===========================================

 
 
 

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Post by Jeanne Harne » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 09:28:20


Quote:

>>Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained about it
>>often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
>>could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was posessed
>>or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
>>Marisa

The very first thing I did in beadwork (before doing a simple strung
piece, even) was a tubular peyote needlecase.  I loved it.  I've done
a couple.  I've mostly got the hang of beaded peyote beads and flat,
as long as I'm not doing circular (I can do it. I hate it) or
increasing/decreasing, (Tink hasn't taught me yet) but I have this
stupid problem...I can't follow tutorials on beadwork.  I simply
CANNOT.  I want to learn brick stitch. And herringbone.  My method is
"Whine to Tink.  She makes Prairieson learn it.  He teaches her.  She
teaches me".  This is not the optimal solution, I think...

In school, on all the tests, the ONLY parts I didn't ace were the
things where they had the flattened 3-D designs and you had to say
waht they'd be if they were folded up.  I can NOT see 3-D in 2-D.    I
need handholding.  I can't even figure out a simple daisy chain.  And
I've tried a zillion times.

Does anyone have suggestions?  Other than making Tink and Prairieson
learn LOTS more beadweaving that they're not really interested in? <G>

Jeanne

 
 
 

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Post by Marisa Cappett » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 11:04:17


 I tried tubular on your advice, Sooz, and I bet that's why I can do flat
now!

Quote:
> >You know, I had the same experience. Failure, failure, failure. Then one
> >day, poof! Worked like a charm.

> >Still struggling with circular, though. Sigh...

> Tubular peyote is much, much easier than flat, to me.
> ~~
> Sooz
> Bat, bat, come under my hat
> And I'll give you a piece of bacon.
> And when I bake
> I'll make you a cake
> If I am not mistaken.

 
 
 

How the heck did I get the hang of

Post by Marisa Cappett » Fri, 20 Sep 2002 11:06:43


Now that I've got the hang of tubular and flat, I can picture what you mean,
Peggy.
Marisa


Quote:
> > Flat peyote?  Y'all know how LONG I've been trying, I've complained
about it
> > often enough. So I pick up the needle to have another crack at it and I
> > could just do it!  Scared myself nearly to death!  Felt sure I was
posessed
> > or something. Are some of you weavers out there astral travelling?
> > Marisa

> Marisa, Flat peyote is my absolute FAVORITE stitch!! I have found a
> easy way to do tubular peyote including easier to follow the pattern.
> I work the first six or so rows flat, then I attach the sides together
> (easily done by just viewing) then I do tubular just doing row by row
> in flat peyote style , I guess I didn't explain that to well but if
> you try it, you will see what I mean!! Peggy