Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans (Paperback)
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Here is one of the most thorough books on beadwork techniques available for lovers of Native American bead work. You'll find clear instructions that are accompanied by large, highly detailed step-by-step photos and illustrations for both basic and more advanced techniques. Even if you've done beadwork before, you'll no doubt learn ways to improve your craft. Four distinct styles are covered: loom, two needle applique, lazy stitch, and the gourd(peyote) stitch. Also featured are dozens of full-color photos of both Indian and non-Indian made bead work from museums, collections and today's marketplace. The author includes advice about the quality and kinds of supplies and tools needed, and also provides detailed instructions on how to make and bead buckskin moccasins. This book is definitely a contribution to the craft of bead working.