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    I was at a powwow this weekend and saw a woman with a fully beaded northen yoke/cape..... beautiful.. but in the back it had two big wrinkles like flaps. My question is.... what happened to cause this... and what could of been done to prevent it?
    "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

  • #2
    Hi Mato!

    I guess those "wrinkles" are the same I have on my yoke (see picture).
    Possible explanation is that I made my yoke rectangular.
    The shoulders are hanging, therefore the yoke makes those flaps.

    Did I understand you correctly?

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    • #3
      hmm, I forgot the pic....
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      • #4
        Yeah.... only this womans was alot worse!! Really felt bad because she had beautiful beadwork.

        Love your beadwork!! ;)
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        • #5
          Thx Mato :)

          If the flaps are bigger, than perhaps her yoke has stretched out?

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          • #6
            It was the first time she wore it. It was a gift to her (wow... what a friend!! ;) )
            So what I am wondering is ....

            #1- maybe it is because it was not fitted to her....

            #2- The hide was not cut right.. meaning cut across where it would stretch.

            #3- It was not cut right, like not being fitted under arms right.

            :Thinking :dontknow:

            I know I want to make my daughter one and myself and sure want to avoid something like that.
            "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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            • #7
              You're right, Mato!
              What a friend!!
              On the other hand it is wonderful to make an outfit with your own hands.
              :)
              Well, it is possible that the yoke isn't fitting right.
              I made mine a rectangle.
              Thank god it worked.

              Maybe the hide was thicker on the outside and thinner on the inside.
              Therefor it stretched out??

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              • #8
                How do you make a pattern for a northern tradish outfit? I am going to work on one this winter. Any suggestions? Also, what is the best material to make it out of? I have no bread for bucksin, so would that baby crib lining work?
                yeah, yeah, yeah...

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                • #9
                  Hi tradish_wiyan!

                  Well, the pattern depends on what kind of traditional you want to make.
                  For a old style dress (short fringe simple beadwork) just take one hide and leave the natural form.
                  For a modern style dress (elaborate beadwork and long fringes) you can take a hide and cut out a rectangle (like I did). It's also possible to leave the natural form.
                  As for the material, you can use another material beside bucksskin. But I recommend that you make a full beaded ykoe to cover that material completely. The fringes should be leather though.
                  I wish you all the best for your project and maybe you can keep us informed about your progress.
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                  • #10
                    Where have you been Selina? have not heard from you in ages around this neck of the woods;) Thanks also for the info on the buckskin dress questions....!



                    Originally posted by Selina
                    Hi tradish_wiyan!

                    Well, the pattern depends on what kind of traditional you want to make.
                    For a old style dress (short fringe simple beadwork) just take one hide and leave the natural form.
                    For a modern style dress (elaborate beadwork and long fringes) you can take a hide and cut out a rectangle (like I did). It's also possible to leave the natural form.
                    As for the material, you can use another material beside bucksskin. But I recommend that you make a full beaded ykoe to cover that material completely. The fringes should be leather though.
                    I wish you all the best for your project and maybe you can keep us informed about your progress.
                    :D

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tahemet
                      Where have you been Selina? have not heard from you in ages around this neck of the woods;) Thanks also for the info on the buckskin dress questions....!
                      Thanks for your welcoming :D
                      You're the first.
                      Well, the last few months I had so many things to do and the training (I'm playing American Football now :) ) is quite intesive.

                      I hope I have time more often now to visit the forum.

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