Wednesday, April 12, 2006

iroquis beading

iroquis beading
iroquis beading,
originally uploaded by Pinyon Creek Stitchin'.
On my quest to learn more about the beading technique I posted earlier today....a friend sent me a pic of some Whimsies that were made in the style of the Iroquis indians beading technique. The surface is definately raised. Soooo, now i'm off to find out more about this technique. With the flowers done by Cynthy Anderson...I know she adds some poly fiber fill under them...so i'm suspecting that there are quite a few bridge type lines of beads that are then gathered together in the center and tightened up after the stuffing is tucked in. I'm going to play with this a bit and see what I come up with...so stay tuned! If anyone has info on Iroquis beading....please share! I'd LOVE to learn more about all of this!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Hello, I just stumbled across your blog and this post caught my attention. I am a quilter and I just love beadwork. I am lucky to work at the State Historical Society of North Dakota and have had several opportunities to search through the museum collection and view the extensive beadwork. I am very interested in translating many of the Native American patterns to use in my quliting and other projects.
I was in Washington DC last year at the National Museum of the Native American and picked up to rather basic books on Native American Beadwork published by Dover Publications. But are full of great patterns to use: Authentic American Indian Beadwork and How to Do It: With 50 Charts for Bead Weaving and 21 Full-Size Patterns for Applique
(ISBN:0486247392) and North American Indian Beadwork Patterns
(ISBN: 0486288358).
So far I emblished a pair of pants with one of the designs. Initally I thought of beading the design but being an article of clothing I opted for fabric paint and emboridery. If you are interested I can email a photo.

Amy in ND