Porcupine Quillwork Craft Focus

CRAFT FOCUS: PORCUPINE QUILLWORK Use of Porcupine Quillwork Quillwork is perhaps the oldest form of embroidery used by Native Americans. Quills were folded, twisted, wrapped, plaited and sewn using a wide range of techniques to decorate articles of clothing, bags, knife sheaths, baskets, wooden handles and pipe stems. [...]

Porcupine Quillwork Craft Focus2016-12-21T23:15:52+00:00

Seed Bead History and Use by Native American Tribes

Czech Glass Seed Beads: From European Glass Factories to Native American Material Culture 1. Seven Layer Chevron Bead. Late 1400s 2. Seven Layer Chevron Bead. Late 1400s 3. A Speo Bead. Late 1600s 4. French Ambassador Bead 1850s 5. Baule Face Bead. Late 1800s 6. Black Decorated [...]

Seed Bead History and Use by Native American Tribes2016-12-21T23:16:12+00:00

Native American Tribal Bead Color Preference

[rev_slider alias="tribal-dress-slides-show-850x567" /] Typical Native American Tribal Bead Color Preferences The use of colors by Indian beadworkers varies widely among the many different tribes throughout the U.S. & Canada. These are general guidelines for some of the better known beadworking tribes. Many exceptions to this can be found, but [...]

Native American Tribal Bead Color Preference2018-03-06T20:57:05+00:00

Selecting Needles & Thread for Craft Project

SELECTING THE RIGHT NEEDLES & THREAD FOR YOUR CRAFT PROJECT Needles & Thread for Beading Needle sizes are like bead sizes; the larger the number the smaller the size. A #10 needle can be used with 10/0 beads, a #11 with 11/0, and so on. The #12 [...]

Selecting Needles & Thread for Craft Project2017-01-30T14:17:44+00:00