Synopses & Reviews
"...an impressive book." - The Bead Society of Greater Chicago
"...works range from the historical to the humorous...there is much to be passionate about here." - Textile Fibre Forum
"A keeper and a superb choice for gifts." - The Beadwrangler.com book reviews
"Clear explanations and instructions will help the collector identify old work, and the craftsman to pursue new paths with authenticity." - Indian Country Today
"This is a marvelous book...a welcome addition to the library of any serious beader." - The Bead Society of New Jersey
Full-color photographs illustrate the rich art of Native American beadwork in this combination practical how-to and coffee-table book. A historical perspective explains how and why beadwork is produced and what techniques are popular today. Clear and concise directions show how to produce beadwork in the Native American tradition, including lane stitch, loom, appliqué, gourd stitch, and Comanche brickwork. An illustrated gallery showcases historical and contemporary beadwork. Also included is information on research, tools, and materials.
About the Author
David Dean, a noted bead worker, learned his craft from older relatives in the Choctaw tribe and is the author of Craft of the Mind
, Art of the Soul
, and Native Pockets
. He lives in Dearborn, Michigan.