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Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns: Chain-Weaving Designs Bead Loom Weaving and Bead Embroidery - An Illustrated "How-To" Guide [Paperback]

Horace R. Goodhue
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Book Description

Sept. 1 1989
Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns is written for beginning and advanced beaders. It contains over 200 instructional illustrations and photographs of 47 beadwork pieces. Emphasis is on the use of traditional Native American beading techniques. The major portion of this book covers chain-weaving patterns, examples of which include multiple strands, 6-bead and 8-bead daisy chains, "Ogalala Butterfly," ladder weaves, "Peyote Stitch," fancy tubes, "spider" designs, "Apache Leaf," "Zig-zag" variations, 5- and 8-bead diagonals, "Potawatomi Weave," "Wide Net," "Lakota Chain," beaded braids, and beaded dolls. Also included in this book are notes on supplies, knots and threading and an illustrated section on How to Make and Use an Indian Bead Loom. With this new, enlarged edition, come two additional sections, TRIANGLE BASE has illustrated directions for making this very popular pattern for pendants and ear-drops; and BEAD EMBROIDERY includes detailed instructions for Rosettes and Applique work. Additional descriptions and illustrations are also given for other patterns of sewn beadery. Expanded to 80 pages in 1989, reprinted in 1993, this has been the best introduction to Native American beadworking since 1971.

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Author Horace Goodhue, widely respected in the world of beadwork and well known as the author of "Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns," died at home early in the morning on July 16, 1997. His book, which has sold thousands of copies, documents more Indian beadwork techniques than any other book ever published. The book was a labor of love for Goodhue. "His mission was to carry on the beadwork of Indians, even when some of the younger people were not learning the traditions from their grandparents," said Orpha Goodhue, his wife. Although not a Native American, Goodhue held a deep respect for these people through many contacts over the years. "Horace loved people and gained a great deal of energy from them. He listened to people and related to them through their perspective." All beaders are deeply in his debt.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Wealth of Beadwork Techniques Jan. 22 2000
Horace Goodhue can be credited with being the first to document many Native American beadwork techniques. Between the pages of this little book, there are more techniques than any other I know of. Goodhue died a few years ago at age 96, but during his life, he devoted a great deal of time to learning about the Native American culture even though he was not Native American. While the book lacks the color examples prominent in many current books, it compensates with a wide variety not found in other publications. For anyone serious about doing beadwork, this book should be on your shelf. While the directions may seem a bit cryptic at first, due to their brevity, they are well done and will provide much stimulation for anyone who does either contemporary beadwork or Native American beadwork. Don't miss this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Book for Beadwork Beginners June 10 1996
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Horace Goodhue's book is a terrific guide for beaders of all levels. While the drawings are simple black and white line drawings, the instructions are written beautifully. It is easy to follow, well-illustrated (black and white photos of the "end product"), and a must for every beader. I find myself referring to it often and I've been beading for a long time. There are many weaves that Mr. Goodhue covers that are not covered anywhere else. This is a personal collection of patterns, stitches, and weaves that he's collected through the years. I highly recommend this book for beaders of all skill levels. Its information isn't duplicated anywhere else in one volume
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a beader's bible June 10 2000
This book is essential for all beaders at any level, including beginners. The directions are easy to follow and include illustrations. Lots of great stitches and patterns. A book you will refer back to again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I have used this book to teach beadwork. Feb. 22 1998
This was my first beadbook. I began beading about ten years ago and I still find this to be one of my favorites. My favorite design is the spiderweave. Incorporate a few small glass drops, a few pearls, gemstone chips or glass accents - this design still is my best seller and favorite to create and wear. Mr. Goodhues instructions are easy to follow.
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