Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns: Chain-Weaving Designs, Bead Loom Weaving, and Bead Embroidery - an Illustrated how-to Guide

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Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns is written for beginning and advanced beaders. It contains over 200 instructional illustrations and photographs of 47 bead-work pieces. Emphasis is on the use of traditional Native American beading techniques. The major portion of this book covers chain-weaving patterns, examples of which include multiple strands, 6-bead and 8-bead daisy chains, "Ogalala Butterfly," ladder weaves, "Peyote Stitch," fancy tubes, "spider" designs, "Apache Leaf," "Zig-zag" variations, 5- and 8-bead ...
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Overview

Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns is written for beginning and advanced beaders. It contains over 200 instructional illustrations and photographs of 47 bead-work pieces. Emphasis is on the use of traditional Native American beading techniques. The major portion of this book covers chain-weaving patterns, examples of which include multiple strands, 6-bead and 8-bead daisy chains, "Ogalala Butterfly," ladder weaves, "Peyote Stitch," fancy tubes, "spider" designs, "Apache Leaf," "Zig-zag" variations, 5- and 8-bead diagonals, "Potawatomi Weave," "Wide Net," "Lakota Chain," beaded braids, and beaded dolls. Also included in this book are notes on supplies, knots and threading ... and an illustrated section on How to Make and Use an Indian Bead Loom. With this new, enlarged edition, come two additional sections: Triangle Base has illustrated directions for making this very popular pattern for pendants and ear-drops; and Bead Embroidery includes detailed instructions for Rosettes and Applique work. Additional descriptions and illustrations are also given for other patterns of sewn beadery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780961350314
  • Publisher: Bead-Craft
  • Publication date: 9/28/1989
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 73
  • Sales rank: 368,964
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations 7
Credits 8
Preface 9
Supplies 12
I. Strings
1. Single Strand 13
2a. Multiple Strands 13
2b. Ogalala Butterfly 14
II. Daisy Chains
3. Daisies-on-a-String 15
4. 6-Bead Chains 15
5. 8-Bead Chains 20
III. Ladders
6. Simple 22
7. Fancy 24
8. Bordered Crosses 25
IV. Peyote Weave
9. Peyote Tube 27
10. Flat Peyote 28
11. Flower Clusters 29
V. "Fancies"
12. Lacy Tube 32
13. Interweave 32
14. Spider 33
15. Apache Leaf 35
16. Shoshone Web 35
VI. Zig-Zag Variations
17. 33 37
VII. Fancy Zig-Zags
34. Pointed ZZ 44
35. Double ZZ 44
36. Red Lake ZZ 47
37. Potawatomi Weave 48
38. Pansy 49
39. Navajo Net 51
40. Lakota Chain 52
41. Three-Row 53
42. Braids 53
VIII. Dolls
43. Indian Doll 54
44. Paiute Weave 55
45. Lady Doll 56
Knots 57
Loom Weaving 58
Triangle Base 63
Bead Embroidery
46. Rosettes 65
47. Free-Shape 69
48. Other Patterns 70
Beads-An Essay 72
References 74
Index 79
Author Biography 80
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