Authentic American Indian Beadwork and how to Do it: With 50 Charts for Bead Weaving and 21 Full-size Patterns for Applique

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Courier Corporation, 1984 - Crafts & Hobbies - 48 pages
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Craftspeople who admire striking Indian designs can now create beautiful, colorful beadwork originated by the Chippewa, Iroquois, Pawnee, Seminole, Winnebago, and other American Indian tribes.
This book is a complete guide to this time-honored handicraft, offering step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams, and 71 tribal designs for two types of traditional bead applications ? bead weaving and appliqu beading.
You'll find fifty versatile designs charted on graph paper for bead weaving and twenty-one full-size patterns for appliqu , including transfer instructions and color keys. Easy-to-follow directions tell you how to construct your own bead loom.
Choose from a rich array of motifs rendered from authentic American Indian artifacts found in museum collections ? stars, exciting geometrics, sunbursts, exquisite florals, and much more.
Beadcrafting is surprisingly easy to learn, offering hours of enjoyment and satisfaction. Follow the charts to weave belts, headbands, sashes, necklaces, and other eye-catching accessories. Use the appliqu patterns to decorate leather, denim, and other fabrics for handbags, vests, blouses?anything that would be enhanced by a touch of distinctive Indian beadwork.
With this inexpensive do-it-yourself book, you can create beautiful projects for yourself and your family and memorable gifts ? for a fraction of the price you'd pay in a store.

 

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Bead freak fun!

User Review  - pennyroy - Borders

While half the book is devoted to bead applique patterns, the loom patterns are varied and inspiring. Each pattern includes suggested colors and what tribe it is associated with. The preface includes ... Read full review

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I used this book for my Beading class. I did a couple of beading project that turned out beautiful. :)
I think everyone should try out some of these patterns.
Kelly Lancaster
Jewelry Designer
Lancaster Designs
 

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