By Pamela Stanley-Millner

Craftspeople who respect outstanding Indian designs can now create appealing, colourful beadwork originated through the Chippewa, Iroquois, Pawnee, Seminole, Winnebago, and different American Indian tribes.

This ebook is a whole consultant to this wide-spread handicraft, delivering step by step directions, transparent diagrams, and seventy one tribal designs for 2 forms of conventional bead functions — bead weaving and appliqué beading.

You'll locate fifty flexible designs charted on graph paper for bead weaving and twenty-one extensive styles for appliqué, together with move directions and colour keys. Easy-to-follow instructions inform you tips to build your individual bead loom.

Choose from a wealthy array of motifs rendered from genuine American Indian artifacts present in museum collections — stars, intriguing geometrics, sunbursts, beautiful florals, and masses more.

Beadcrafting is unusually effortless to benefit, providing hours of delight and pride. stick to the charts to weave belts, headbands, sashes, necklaces, and different crowd pleasing components. Use the appliqué styles to accessorize leather-based, denim, and different materials for purses, vests, blouses…anything that will be improved via a marginally of specific Indian beadwork.

With this low-cost selfmade publication, you could create appealing tasks for your self and your loved ones and remarkable presents — for a fragment of the cost you'd pay in a shop.

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Use the Hanna Bicycle Rack Picnic Basket patterns. •• Don’t forget to transfer markings. •• Follow the special directions for working with Oilcloth and Laminated Cotton. •• All seam allowances are 1/2˝ unless otherwise indicated. OILCLOTH: Basket: Cut 2. Basket side: Cut 2. Bottom: Cut 1 at 7˝ × 141/2˝; add single notches to the center of the short sides and add double notches to the center of the long sides. Pocket: Cut 2. Handle: Cut 2. Facing: Cut 2. Facing Facing Basket Oilcloth layout 62 The Happy Bicycle Pocket Pocket Basket Handle Basket Side Basket Side Selvage Selvage Handle Bottom 7˝ × 14½˝ COTTON: Gathered lining: Cut 2 at 9˝ × 235/8˝; add a notch to the center of one long edge.

Center the interfacing on the wrong side of the clutch fabric and fuse, following the manufacturer’s instructions. 2. With the right sides together, sew the top edge of the pocket to the pocket lining with 1. a 1/2˝ seam. Turn and press. Topstitch 1/4˝ from the edge. 3. Machine baste the pocket to the right side of 1 clutch piece 3/8˝ from the edge. This will be the back of the clutch. BACK STR APS 4. Cut 2 pieces of webbing, 33/4˝ each. Finish one end of each with a zigzag stitch, fold it under 1/2˝, and pin.

4. Baste the brim to the cover with the right sides together, matching the notch on the brim to the cover center front seam. 5. Sew the ends of the band right sides together. Trim the seam to 1/4˝ and fingerpress to one side. Fold one edge of the band 5/8˝ to the wrong side to form the casing. Stitch 1/2˝ from the edge, leaving a 1˝ opening for inserting the elastic. 6. Use small binding clips to hold together the band and cover, raw edges even and right sides together. Match the band seam to the cover center back seam.

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