Weave belts, headbands, and sashes and decorate handbags, vests, blouses, and other garments with authentic Native American motifs. 73 charts for bead weaving, 12 full-size patterns for appliqué. Complete instructions and color keys included.
With 50 Charts for Bead Weaving and 21 Full-Size Patterns for Applique
Author: Pamela Stanley-Millner
Pubpsher: Courier Corporation
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This start-to-finish guide enables even beginners to create beautiful beadwork based on authentic Native American designs. Step-by-step instructions include diagrams for 71 patterns for bead weaving and applique weaving.
Easy-to-follow color-coded charts and simple instructions for creating unusual Native American designs depicting buffalo, kachinas, eagles, feathers, and more. For use in appliqué work, embroidery, stained glass projects, and other crafts.
This splendid reference is the result of the author's ten years spent researching in archives, photographing artifacts, and conducting interviews with elders and artists, excerpts of which are interspersed throughout the information-packed text. Jewelry, beadwork, and ceremonial regalia are presented in 1,200-plus illustrations (about 820 in color), including three eight-page gatefolds; diagrams of jewelry techniques and regional maps are also included. Though it makes no claim to be comprehensive, the scope is expansive, extending from the Arctic Circle to northern Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and including a full spectrum of ornamental artwork. The author's previous work The History of Beads is well regarded; and this authoritative and beautiful reference will no doubt stand equal to it. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Over 360 authentic royalty-free designs adapted from Navajo blankets and rugs, painted wooden masks, decorated moccasins, Hopi pottery, Sioux buffalo hides, more. Geometrics, symbolic figures, plant and animal motifs, much more.