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Forum: Crafts 02-25-2001, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,575
Posted By D. Dean
Post For instructions on how to do flat gourd stitch...

For instructions on how to do flat gourd stitch check out some contemporary beading books at the book store. These can be found in the jewerly design sections. On duster moccasins I have seen...
Forum: Crafts 02-01-2001, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,112
Posted By D. Dean
Post It is not a matter of what you prefer, it is a...

It is not a matter of what you prefer, it is a matter of what you are beading and is it traditional done in what style stitch. I personally like doing two needle applique simply because of the way...
Forum: Crafts 01-31-2001, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,112
Posted By D. Dean
Post Sorry.....never heard of "flat stitch" I agreed...

Sorry.....never heard of "flat stitch" I agreed that there are too many names for all the different techniques. The major problem in this country is that names seem to be assigned almost regionally...
Forum: Crafts 01-19-2001, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,554
Posted By D. Dean
Post Crow Runnning Stitch

Has anyone ever done any Crow beadwork the way George Barth describes in his book? I am doing a little research to a book and I was just wondering if anyone has tried this method. I am speaking...
Forum: Archives 12-24-2000, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,101
Posted By D. Dean
Post To make perfactly thread wrapped feathers, if...

To make perfactly thread wrapped feathers, if there are small spaces in the thread work that is ok as it can be elimnated by rubbing the thread work with a dowel rod about the size of a pencil after...
Forum: Archives 11-23-2000, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,101
Posted By D. Dean
Post If you will use two pieces of mending fabric with...

If you will use two pieces of mending fabric with a piece of paper ironed in between each piece you will not have to use hoops, there is also almost no strech and the beads stand up nicely.
D.Dean
Forum: Archives 11-23-2000, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,101
Posted By D. Dean
Post When cutting and trimming feathers to achieve a...

When cutting and trimming feathers to achieve a straight edge first put masking tape on the feather, trim the feather and remove the masking tape from the base to the tip of the feather. The masking...
Forum: Archives 11-23-2000, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,101
Posted By D. Dean
Post The best materials to make twisted fringe with is...

The best materials to make twisted fringe with is ultra suede. It is of even texture and you have no waste because you have no holes to cut around. In addition it has about half as much strech as...
Forum: Archives 11-23-2000, 12:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,101
Posted By D. Dean
Post When doing two needle applique bead work keep...

When doing two needle applique bead work keep your threads separated by using a long needle on the thread you string beads with and a short needle on your sewing needle
D.Dean
Forum: Crafts 11-16-2000, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,946
Posted By D. Dean
Post I have to teach myself how to do this kind of...

I have to teach myself how to do this kind of work. The one person that I know that does this is Sally Gaither who lives in Santa Fe NM. She is orginally from Wisconsin and might be up to the task...
Forum: Crafts 11-11-2000, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,929
Posted By D. Dean
Post 3/8ths or 1/2 inch hardwood dowel is hard to...

3/8ths or 1/2 inch hardwood dowel is hard to beat. Remember that a rattle should be as light weight as possible after shaking that sucker for a couple of hours you will understand why.
D.Dean
Forum: Crafts 10-30-2000, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,038
Posted By D. Dean
Post I feel that if you are trying to determine what...

I feel that if you are trying to determine what is correct with gourd dancing the people to ask are the Kiowas. They instruct their own people that gourds are reserved and respected symbols of...
Forum: Crafts 10-22-2000, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By D. Dean
Smile Dear Folks.....After producing gourd stitch...

Dear Folks.....After producing gourd stitch beadwork for over twenty years I can say the best backing is thin buckskin. If you ever cut gourd stitch off of a piece that was done before you will find...
Forum: Crafts 10-20-2000, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,439
Posted By D. Dean
Wink The best backing material I have found for...

The best backing material I have found for rossetts is mending fabric and typing paper. Take two pieces of mending fabric and iron a sheet of paper between two pieces of fabric. the material is...
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