Juaquin Lonelogde shows how to create applique designs for contemporary Pow Wow outfits. The videos below include steps for laying out the design and beading the project as well as many tips and tricks from an expert craftsman.
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This project will help you learn to do applique rosettes on a small project. Beaded medallion necklaces have been popular for both men and women dancers for many generations. These instructions suggest using the new beading foundation as the material to sew the beads onto. It is a stiffened fabric that helps you keep the rosette flat while pulling the threads tight (Figure 1)
This tutorial is for the cut and tuck method with a template.
Making the design and cutting the template is probably a whole tutorial by itself! For my ribbonwork, I use metal templates. The pattern shown below is done using 2 different metal templates.
When I first attempted ribbonwork, I was in awe of the details of the designs. After you learn the basic concepts of how ribbonwork is make, however, the process is quite simple. You are layering or singling stripes ...
The Dream catcher now comes in all sizes and a great variety of designs. Depending on the artist making them and how they were taught. These instructions are the most basic of design and materials. We leave it up to you to choose how you want to finish the decoration of your Dream Catcher.
How to Make a Dream Catcher
Long pieces of thong can be cut from scraps of leather by cutting it from a circle of buckskin. Using the best part of the scrap, trim the edge so there are smooth curves, generally shaped in a circle.
Begin on one edge and cut around until you have as long a thong ...
BEAD AND HAIRPIPE BANDOLIERS
Men’s bead and hairpipe bandoliers are common to a variety of Tribal traditional clothing styles. A number of design options are available using the same stringing techniques. The exact design are the option of the maker and can be made with a selection of beads, bone or plastic hairpipe, leather spacers, and simulated sinew.
Make up a plan of color and bead/bone combination and test the length by stringing a single strand. Normally the strands draped over one ...
For a number of generations, it was common for Northern traditional men to wear white Angora goat anklets with long hair below their ankle bells. In the 1950’s they sometimes made these anklets from yarn. Recently other furs were used including Icelandic sheep and Tibet lamb. With natural hides becoming more expensive and difficult to get, Fur Fabric Shag is now available for making these anklet kits. They look like Tibet lamb, but the hair is a bit shorter, measuring ...
Porcupine quills were used by Native people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true where ever this animal was found in the wooded areas of the northern continent.
Quills were dyed colors with natural dyes, used in their round state, or flattened and used as a platting material. The most renowned decorative use of quills in the Great Lakes area was and continues to ...
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