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Forum: Straight Dancing 10-18-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,262
Posted By thestogs
Personally, I prefer the "older" style in keeping...

Personally, I prefer the "older" style in keeping with the tradition of the dance. But cultures evolve. Some more elaborate steps and movements were added for the "show" factor, I'm sure. But that...
Forum: Beadwork 08-22-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,369
Posted By thestogs
Signing work

I sign all my work now with ink that's seen only by black light. It doesn't take anything away from the appearance but it does protect me and a potential buyer from fraud. So many contemporary...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-06-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,870
Posted By thestogs
Hopping Crow --No problem, just glad you got...

Hopping Crow --No problem, just glad you got things squared away. I see you're in St. Pete. I used to live there, then moved to Brandon before getting transferred to Atlanta. Do you dance at any of...
Forum: Straight Dancing 07-06-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,705
Posted By thestogs
Privateer6: I'm with you. I have a set from Issy...

Privateer6: I'm with you. I have a set from Issy and enjoy it very much. It's well done and the colors are perfect.
Gary
Forum: Straight Dancing 07-03-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,705
Posted By thestogs
Lumbee Warrior -- I'll see what I can do. I...

Lumbee Warrior -- I'll see what I can do. I don't have a camera -- one that works anyway. I'll try to borrow one and get some photos for you.
Gary
Forum: Straight Dancing 06-25-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,705
Posted By thestogs
I tried it -- once. I managed to get about an...

I tried it -- once. I managed to get about an inch completed but there was a terribly tangled mass of yarn at my feet. A couple of hours of attempting to untangle the mess made me appreciate those...
Forum: Straight Dancing 06-13-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,705
Posted By thestogs
I'm not familiar with the work displayed in...

I'm not familiar with the work displayed in Denver, but do own a straight dance set and two Southeastern sashes made by the Guatamalans. I am very pleased with the products. I've inspected old...
Forum: Straight Dancing 06-12-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,705
Posted By thestogs
Post If you need a set of finger woven drops and...

If you need a set of finger woven drops and garters for a straight dance outfit, I recommend Two Pony Trading Post in Wichita, KS. Owner Issy Umscheid is a dancer and has been supplying straight...
Forum: Straight Dancing 06-12-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,705
Posted By thestogs
This is a very information thread. Thanks for...

This is a very information thread. Thanks for the great information in all the posts.

A clarification about design patterns in the Southeast. Gainesville does not refer to a pattern itself, but...
Forum: Beadwork 06-04-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,857
Posted By thestogs
The best solution is the one that works for you. ...

The best solution is the one that works for you. I use either small zip lock bags for storing seed beads or small plastic containers in which 35mm film was sold. I used to pick up discarded film...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 06-01-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,870
Posted By thestogs
More proof that this style is more accurately...

More proof that this style is more accurately classified as "modern traditional" as it relies heavily on style, sizzle and showmanship with a light sprinkling of traditional elements. In fact, these...
Forum: Beadwork 05-31-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,369
Posted By thestogs
There are several sources for the ink pens....

There are several sources for the ink pens. Here's one -- http://riskreactor.com/. You can check a local art supply store but I order mine online. I hope this helps.
Gary
Forum: General Crafts 05-31-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By thestogs
Periodically, I will take the ace bandage that I...

Periodically, I will take the ace bandage that I wrap my roach with and wet it in warm water, wring out the excess water and wrap up my roach and let it dry. This does much the same thing as wetting...
Forum: Beadwork 05-31-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,369
Posted By thestogs
Let's try this again since I don't think my...

Let's try this again since I don't think my previous post made it. I started signing my work a couple of years ago to protect future owners, not myself. I use a pen with "invisible ink" that can be...
Forum: Straight Dancing 05-04-2007, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,715
Posted By thestogs
Bob: Try the American Museum of Natural...

Bob:

Try the American Museum of Natural History website. Search the archive collection for bear claw necklace, otter or just necklace and you will get plenty of images to wade through.
Forum: Straight Dancing 05-02-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,715
Posted By thestogs
I've heard and read that the otter drop evolved...

I've heard and read that the otter drop evolved from the otter hair and bear claw necklaces that were once worn by society members. Those necklaces had an otter tail that extended down the back...
Forum: General Crafts 04-19-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By thestogs
Sioux Trading Post also used to have some nice...

Sioux Trading Post also used to have some nice smooth ones at a pretty good price, but they are rather expensive now -- $.10-.75 apiece and up. That's pretty steep for a dress. The ebay listing...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-16-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,413
Posted By thestogs
Vest

Beautiful work!
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-15-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,413
Posted By thestogs
Threads...

Nymo is good stuff and my favorite for gourd stitch work. But for lane stitch (or lazy stitch if you prefer), I use as heavy a cotton thread as I can, doubled. The secret to tight beadwork isn't...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-11-2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,413
Posted By thestogs
Suzze: Excellent point and a very practical...

Suzze:

Excellent point and a very practical one. Thread has a way of finding anything on which to tangle itself while beading. I'm beading a fan right now and know that all too well.

Gary
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-09-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By thestogs
Feather care

Freezing the infected feathers will help detroy the mites. It works well with any item that may have insect larvae in it.

I purchased from mite killer used for pet birds and sprayed some feathers...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-09-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,413
Posted By thestogs
Vest & wool

I just saw your post on your trade cloth. That's good stuff and will hold beadwork very well. I've used the same material often and never worried about backing it with anything.

Quick question...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-05-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,413
Posted By thestogs
Buying beads

There are a number of sources for beads and nearly all have the same prices. I've done business with Crazy Crow Trading Post for 25+ years because they always have a wide selection of beads and the...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-04-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,413
Posted By thestogs
Your beaded vest and beaded apron question

Vest -- I think an earlier issue of Whispering Wind had an excellent article on making a beaded vest. I'll see if I can find it. If you are making an older style vest, I suggest looking at some...
Forum: Beadwork 03-05-2004, 07:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 47,982
Posted By thestogs
dyes, etc.

I've used both the powder and liquid Rit dyes with equal success. And yes, rinse with vinegar to set the dye. Dye far more than you think you will need because you will discard a lot of quills that...
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