The original Flat Chenille Stitch

Welcome to the official website of the original Flat Chenille Stitch!

My name is Diána Balogh. I am a Hungarian beaded jewelry designer.

I am a big fan of Geneviéve Liebaert’s Chenille Spiral, I love and often use it in my work. But I am insatiable as well, when it comes to beading, and I really missed the flat version of the Chenille Spiral, until in 2015 I developed the flat pair of this pattern, when I was wondering, whether its possible to create a chenille net, with more chenille rows. The Flat Chenille pattern was born, and I gave it the name Flat Chenille Stitch because I wanted to express the visual similarity to the Chenille Spiral which you might know as Chenille Stitch.

Flat Chenille is still one of my favourite designs I developed. It is so simple, well organised and dainty. That is the reason, I love it very much.

The Flat Chenille pattern called as “Flat Chenille Stitch” is the intellectual property of Diána Balogh, and is registered by the United States Copyright Office.

The original Flat Chenille Stitch developed by Diána Balogh
The first Flat Chenille Stitch design: the Flat Chenille Stitch Bracelet

What is Flat Chenille Stitch?

I love and often use in my projects Geneviéve Liebaert’s Chenille Spiral.

I was wondering, whether it’s possible to create a chenille net, with more chenille rows. As a result I created the flat chenille net with my own method in March 2015.

(Beadwork Magazin published one of my first Flat Chenille jewelry designs in October 2015.)

Flat Chenille is a novel design among the ones we use. The result of the Flat Chenille Stitch differs significantly from the usual flat stitches, like the peyote, the RAW or the herringbone.

This is a very easy pattern, with an enchanted, delicate and beautiful result.

Contrary to its name, ‘Flat Chenille Stitch’ is NOT A STITCH, especially NOT A BASIC STITCH.

Basic stitches are repetitions of a single movement (e.g. straight – netting, wave – peyote, circular – brick, or figure eight – RAW). Contrary to this, the ‘Flat Chenille Stitch’ is a complex set, as it contains almost all thread-leading techniques. In reality it is a pattern by itself, to which I gave its name due to the visual similarity to the pattern of the rope created using the traditional chenille stitch.

The Flat Chenille Design defines the way of beading and the position and orientation of the beads relatively to each other, so changing the colours, sizes, or shape of the beads will not result a new design, neither will a different thread-leading.


Flat Chenille 101

An online worldwide event with Diána Balogh This bracelet will be guaranteed one of your favourites: it is simple, delicate and elegant with tiny colourful accents. I teach you in this video tutorial how to do the Flat Chenille stitch. I teach a new bracelet design, which I created for this year’s International Beading Week …

Crash course in Copyright law – artisans’ edition

How I almost lost control over my intellectual property
I’d like to raise your attention to something, that might happen to your design, your intellectual property and your copyright, if you trust Interweave, or Golden Peak Media* with them. Please read this, even if beading is not your hobby/profession, because this can very well apply to all publications of Golden Peak Media (beading, jewellery making, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, patchwork, embroidery and fine arts as well), because we talk about the same publisher. My story is a lesson for everyone, the designers, who create DIY tutorials, and artisans/crafters who create art based on print or on-line media.
If you think you are involved into this, please get in touch so we can do something together to protect our copyrights. »