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Forum: General Crafts 03-03-2002, 11:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,974
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Their really aren't any "Rules" to this stuff per...

Their really aren't any "Rules" to this stuff per se. Generally, the craftsperson just kinda does whatever looks the best to him. Since some materials are better suited to certain types of...
Forum: Gourd Dance 03-03-2002, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,315
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
I seriously doubt that there is any basis for...

I seriously doubt that there is any basis for having three tassels as opposed to two. I borrowed a sash once that had that third slide on there and you had to step into it like you were putting on a...
Forum: General Crafts 03-03-2002, 11:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,974
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Finally

Hey Folks,

They finally fixed our scanner here so I am attaching a picture of each of the three kinds of feathers we are talking about here. From left to right they are: florets, t-base and...
Forum: General Crafts 02-23-2002, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,974
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Hi Medic, When I use those florets, I...

Hi Medic,

When I use those florets, I always just use the very tip of the feather, say the first 1" or so and not any more. Even if they are a little curved you don't have to worry about it...
Forum: Crafts 02-18-2002, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,161
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
ogapahndn: I poked around a bit and found...

ogapahndn:

I poked around a bit and found this short tutorial on brick stitch.
It's not exactly how I do it but it's pretty close.
...
Forum: General Crafts 02-13-2002, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,974
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
As promised

Hey Folks,

Just thought I would post this picture here for a little bit better close up of this featherwork and threadwork. These are two sets of feathers that I received as gifts from the best...
Forum: General Crafts 02-12-2002, 08:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,974
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Being a fly-tyer myself, I had a few tools around...

Being a fly-tyer myself, I had a few tools around that I used to do this stuff with. The bobbin was the most important because it allows good thread tension. I tried the whip-finisher but when you...
Forum: General Crafts 02-12-2002, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,974
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Yes, it is threadwrapping. Lots of this type of...

Yes, it is threadwrapping. Lots of this type of work uses what I call 3-D thread wrapping. The threads are wrapped as a base and then 'stacked' on top of one another to form complex shapes or...
Forum: General Crafts 02-11-2002, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,974
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
You are better off using florets instead of...

You are better off using florets instead of turkey flats. They are much easier to work with, more thin and supple and can easily be 'rolled' around the object you are decorating and are particularly...
Forum: Crafts 02-07-2002, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,161
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
OAD, Flat gourd stitch is a technique used...

OAD,

Flat gourd stitch is a technique used to decorate things that aren't round. Basically, you'd start it the same way as you were describing, tacking the first row down and then start...
Forum: Crafts 01-30-2002, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,161
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Gourd Stitch Website

Hi Folks,

I thought I would chime in here. I do a fair amount of gourd stitch. I put together a website a while back for people to learn how. You can get to it here.
...
Forum: Crafts 01-15-2002, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,667
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Lightbulb I've seen the light! Sat down last night...

I've seen the light!

Sat down last night with a little section of side stitch and I think I understand what you were so clearly trying to explain. I think that method will work great. It seems...
Forum: Crafts 01-12-2002, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,667
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Sorry for the late reply here but I just got back...

Sorry for the late reply here but I just got back from my holiday vacation and I am finally getting a chance to get caught up a little.

Thanks for all the good tips here. I finished the first...
Forum: Crafts 12-24-2001, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,667
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Sidestitch tension blues

Well, I tried my first piece of side stitch this weekend and it turned out OK but I had lots of trouble trying to keep tension on the work without distorting the shape. Does anyone have any tricks...
Forum: Southern Singing 10-26-2001, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,720
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Travelingmocs: The Ponca songs you are referring...

Travelingmocs: The Ponca songs you are referring to are called no'stope songs and have already been metioned here. It just means that you are supposed to dance the songs without a full step, or on...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 10-14-2001, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,911
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Post That was a poor choice of wording on my part with...

That was a poor choice of wording on my part with regards to my previous post and for that I am sorry but before you assume that I know "nothing" about something, get to know me first, lest you make...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 10-13-2001, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,911
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Post I am the LAST person who would take ANYTHING away...

I am the LAST person who would take ANYTHING away from the Ponca people but "Completely Wrong!". I know very little but I did the best that I could to answer the question that was asked the best way...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 10-05-2001, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,221
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Post phre·nol·o·gy Pronunciation: fri-'nä-l&-jE ...

phre·nol·o·gy
Pronunciation: fri-'nä-l&-jE
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek phren-, phrEn
Date: 1805
: the study of the conformation of the skull based on the belief that it is indicative of...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 10-02-2001, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,911
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Post The Poncas call the songs mi'kasi waan which as...

The Poncas call the songs mi'kasi waan which as was said before mi'kasi means 'coyote', not wolf. I have only seen them sung at White Eagle and and that is where they belong. The singers around...
Forum: Crafts 03-16-2001, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,967
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Post If the original topic of this post still holds,...

If the original topic of this post still holds, let me offer a few suggestions.

First, if the beadwork is coming unraveled, it is probably happening because of how you finished it off. What I...
Forum: Crafts 02-27-2001, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,646
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Post If I remember correctly, in an older issue of...

If I remember correctly, in an older issue of either Whispering Winds or Mocassin Tracks had an article about making Comanche duster moc's. Instead of lazy stitched strips down the down, they did...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 06-29-2000, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,201
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Post Just because you learn a song and know who it...

Just because you learn a song and know who it does or doesn't belong to doesn't mean that that is going to be the same forever. Songs are frequently given away to new people or put back in the drum...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 06-22-2000, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,010
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Post Not having any professional upbringing around the...

Not having any professional upbringing around the drum, I have been forced to learn as I go and I do the best that I can. The comments here are really helpful for me because lots of head singers...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 06-19-2000, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,460
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Post I have to concur about the Crazy Crow sticks. ...

I have to concur about the Crazy Crow sticks. They are much too light for my taste. I don't like really heavy sticks but those things don't make any sound at all.

I don't know much about...
Forum: Crafts 03-09-2000, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,368
Posted By WaxeNuZhinga
Cool Paul, You have to keep a handle on the rows...

Paul,
You have to keep a handle on the rows getting crooked from the start. Once you see them working themselves out of center, rotate the bottom portion of the beadwork in the other direction. ...
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