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  • #16
    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.

    http://www.forestry.umt.edu/ntsg/personnel/mattj/gs.htm

    Click the link to Beginner's Gourd Stitch and check it out.

    This techinique is more geared towards 'three drop' gourd stitch (The quotes were just for you MrRuminator).

    After you check the site out, I would be happy to answer any questions.

    Good Luck

    WNZ
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    • #17
      Hey Wax!! Thanks for sharing that!! I looked it over and it is nice and easy to follow and very very very well done!!
      Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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      • #18
        Flat brickstitch!??!?

        Greetings to All,

        This is my very first post, so please bear with me. I just wanted to say that absolutely LOVE to do Peyote Stitch Beadwork. It is quick, easy, and highly portable. A tip that I use to keep my first row on nice and taught is to tack it down before starting on the second row. I also usually rap my projects in leather, and attach the beadwork to the leather. That way, as you tighten the rows, the beads make little grooves in the leather, and they don't shift around nearly as much. I have just one question, however: what is the Flat Version? I have never heard of such a thing. If any of you can give me info on this type, I would be highly appreciative. Thanks for letting me run my fingers!:p


        -K
        "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" Robert Browning, 1855

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        • #19
          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 beading, tacking the beads down along the way. I am attaching a picture of a Kiowa browband that I found on the 'net sometime back as an example.

          There are lots of uses for this type of beadwork. I've seen it used instead of lazy stitch, on the lanes of Comanche mocassins. I have been experimenting with doing rosettes this way after seeing some that others have done. A couple of those are in the gallery.

          Anyway, I hope this answers your question.

          WNZ

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          • #20
            Oh! I wonder how long ago that brow band was made. No culling of beads there!

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            • #21
              thanks

              Thanks for the info
              "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" Robert Browning, 1855

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              • #22
                For those of us who need a more "visual" touch, please check out this web site:
                http://www.angelfire.com/co2/beltana/peyote.html

                It help me "see" the stitch and to get a better idea.
                TESS
                Lone Elk Creations, Unique Lakota Made Items
                http://www.loneelkcreations.com

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                • #23
                  Thanks for that link, but keep in mind that one shows 2 drop style.

                  Here is a good one:

                  http://www.north-wilkesboro.com/nativeamerican/gs.htm
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                  • #24
                    Anyone have a good site for teaching brickwork? (not peyote stitch, that's been covered) I have a friend who wants to learn, but lives a good distance away so it's hard for me to show him. Thanks!

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                    • #25
                      Thanks Webbie...didn't realize how many diff. ways to peyote stitch there are!!

                      Will check it out now:3:
                      Lone Elk Creations, Unique Lakota Made Items
                      http://www.loneelkcreations.com

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                      • #26
                        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.

                        http://beadwork.about.com/library/we...=seahorse+love

                        Let me know if it helps at all.

                        WNZ
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