CPN member Stormy Hunter stressed that there are several approaches to beaded applique, and the tutorial featured here reflects the best method for her personal style.
Wanting to make her own regalia to dance at Family Reunion Festival, Tribal member Reva Wolf began sewing 10 years ago after taking an applique class at the Cultural Heritage Center.
Barb Smith noticed the need for some colorful, pretty lap robes at the CPN Elder Village in Rossville, Kansas in April. The wheels started turning, and she enlisted the help of Felicia Brown to join her in making some new ones for the facility. As of mid-September, they had made 110.
Potawatomi artisan Peggy Hancock Kinder’s artistic outlets span all forms of needlework from hand-tied shawls, hand-stitched ribbon work, aprons and other regalia to beaded applique earrings and beaded fan handles.
Floral patterns have remained a prominent style for hundreds of years. However, as with any clothing or ornamental dress, time influences characteristics and ideas of fashion.
One great way to start learning about crafting and regalia making is to start practicing with instruction. Well we’ve got some kits from Chichester Crafts and Missouris River that can help get you started. FireLake Gift Shop has many items like these at similarly affordable prices which can be seen in our store located inside Read More »