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By George Wharton James

Everything there's to understand approximately conventional local American basket weaving.

Native American basket weaving is an complex and robust artwork, consultant of the legends and ceremonies of the Indian international locations and their cultures. George Wharton James’s Indian Basketry is a useful reduction for the artist, dressmaker, craftsman, or newbie who desires to recreate actual and sometimes extinct basket varieties and ornamental motifs of the local American peoples.

Filled with 355 illustrations and pictures of local American basket weavers taken on the flip of the 20 th century, this pioneering study—first released in 1901—provides in-depth information regarding particular points of Indian basketry, including:

• Its position in legend and ceremony
• The origins of types and designs
• fabrics and colours used
• Weaves and stitches
• The symbolism and poetry woven into each one basket
• Preservation
• suggestions for the collector
• and masses more!

From Yolo ceremonial baskets to Oraibi sacred trays, Indian Basketry lines the foundation, improvement, and basic rules of the basket designs of the most important Indian tribes of the southwestern usa and Pacific Coast, in addition to reviews at the basket weaving of a couple of different North American tribes.

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ROUND 3 ●● Did you cut more angles for Round 3? ●● Did you make sure the fabrics on the outside edges will show after the block is trimmed and the blocks are sewn together? Sometimes the outside pieces get very skinny. ●● Are the fabrics traveling throughout the block or project? Repeat the colors often. 32 The Crazy Quilt Handbook, Revised 3rd Edition If a fabric has been used only once in a block it can create a bull’s-eye. Fix this by making a bridge out of the fabric and positioning it on the opposite side, drawing the color through the block.

Use instant coffee and boiling water to create an antique patina for lace and fabric. The more teaspoons of coffee you use, the darker the effect. 2. Soak the materials in the coffee mixture for 10–15 minutes. 3. Rinse under water and dry. The Crazy Quilt Handbook, Revised 3rd Edition WATERCOLORS AND DYES If a project will never be dry cleaned or washed, I often use watercolor paints to add color to lace and fabrics. Some watercolors are actual stains and very permanent. I use tube watercolors and mix them with lots of water.

When the cords are in a very tight twist, grasp the cord in the center and slide a hand down at short intervals. 3. Untie the knotted end and tie all the loose ends together. Buttons Buttons add texture and dimension to crazy quilt projects. Save them for the final layer, as they add bulk and weight. Look for buttons at antique shops, garage sales, secondhand shops, and fabric shops. Pearl buttons have a special quality whether antique or new. Look for novelty shapes that will add interest. I don’t mind spending extra for good buttons, as they add the final sparkle.

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