Native American Leather & Bead Crafting

Native American Leather & Bead Crafting

by Patty Cox
     
 

Native American art has a timeless appeal that fascinates anyone who appreciates quality craft and design. The projects selected here are modern interpretations of traditional Native American patterns and techniques—they adopt methods, supplies, and tools that are accessible to any crafter, while encouraging an appreciation for the historical significance of… See more details below

Overview

Native American art has a timeless appeal that fascinates anyone who appreciates quality craft and design. The projects selected here are modern interpretations of traditional Native American patterns and techniques—they adopt methods, supplies, and tools that are accessible to any crafter, while encouraging an appreciation for the historical significance of this unique culture. Leather working principles are demonstrated step-by-step and used to make moccasins, pouches, and vests, and patterns are also included for more complex garments such as a Southwest Rosette Shirt and a Chippewa Inspired Beaded Jacket. Many jewelry items are also featured—from a Turtle Fetish Necklace to a Zig-Zag Ankle Bracelet. While the inspiration for these designs may be centuries old, they still remain hugely fashionable!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Leather crafting is a perennial favorite among summer campers, scout troops, and Native American craft enthusiasts. These projects for beaded leather clothing and accessories are modern interpretations inspired by designs from tribes such as the Comanche and Chippewa. The somewhat simplified patterns are attractive and easily worked by crafters with some experience. For general crafts and young adult collections.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402735196
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
453,106
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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