By Pamela Stanley-Millner

Craftspeople who appreciate awesome Indian designs can now create appealing, colourful beadwork originated via the Chippewa, Iroquois, Pawnee, Seminole, Winnebago, and different American Indian tribes.

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

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

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

Beadcrafting is unusually effortless to profit, providing hours of pleasure and pride. persist with the charts to weave belts, headbands, sashes, necklaces, and different attention-grabbing components. Use the appliqué styles to accessorize leather-based, denim, and different materials for purses, vests, blouses…anything that will be greater by way of a slightly of distinct Indian beadwork.

With this low-cost home made 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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2 side of the petal approximately 1/2˝ and then quilt a 1/2˝ line to the left. 1 4. Quilt a line down to the top edge of the square, and then trace it right back up to the top of the line. This is going to form a “petal” of the flower. 38 FREE-MOTION QUILTING with Angela Walters 9. Now you will add the next layer of petals. Quilt up 1˝ and to the right 1˝. 10. Quilt down 1/2˝ to the top of the petal and trace the line back up to the starting point. 11. Quilt to the right 1˝, then down 1/2˝, and trace back up the line to where you started.

Continue quilting the leaves 8. Echo the main stem until you are 1/4˝ from the top of the quilting area. down the side of the design until you reach the bottom. Lines & Vines 61 ARCS & POINTS When you need something a little curvy or pointy, these are the designs to turn to. The texture that they add to a quilt can really change the way it looks! As with all the designs, practice is key. Close-up of ARCS & POINTS (page 91) 62 Arcs This design is so easy that it can be underrated. But don’t let the simplicity fool you.

10. Repeat until the second row is finished. Quilt down 1/4˝ and echo the second row of squares, quilting back to the left. 11. Repeat the alternating rows until you have filled the area with quilting. When you are finished, go back to the top of the quilting area and add an echo to the top of the first row. This will give it a finished look. 12. If you would like the empty spaces at the top and bottom of the design to be filled, add rows of half squares. 13. When finished, there should be no empty areas.

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