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Never break a needle again

When you find yourself putting too much force on your needle, grab your needle-nose pliers! Hold the needle with the pliers about 1/2" from the tip. Put the needle through the bead or material back...
Herringbone by another name PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Ndebele and Herringbone are the same stitch. The stitch originated with the Ndebele (pronounced N-da-belly) tribe in South Africa - hence the name. However, once the stitch made it's way to America people saw how the design was similar to a cloth weave called herringbone. The word herringbone was easier to pronounce than ndebele so the name stuck. In the beading world using either name is fine.