Wapikwaniy Beginner's Guide to Métis Floral Bead


Author:
Briley, Amy|Racette, Sherry Farrell|Scofield, Gary
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Nation:
Métis
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
37
Publisher:
Gabriel Dumont Inst.
Copyright Data:
2011

Price:
Sale price$24.95

Description

Wapikwaniy: A Beginner's Guide to Métis Floral Beadwork is a step-by-step guide book and DVD which provides information and instruction on the art and techniques of Métis floral beadwork. The 37-page guide is intended for beginning beaders and includes an historical overview by Sherry Farrell Racette, followed by instructions on basic beading, supply lists and options, techniques and hints, and examples of traditional and contemporary beadwork. Easy-to-follow patterns are included in the book. Full-colour photographs are included throughout the book and include examples of Métis beadwork found in museums, close-up shots of beader’s at work, and details of spirit beads. One of the authors, Gregory Schofield sets the tone of this instructional guide in his tribute to his auntie who taught him the art. Throughout the book, the gentle, guiding words of Scofield’s aunt offer helpful hints set in cursive writing post-it note form. One of the best how-to guides on the art of beadwork for secondary students as well as adult learners.

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