My friend is of Native descent - her ancestors were members of the MicMac tribe. My research on the internet yielded up some information about their history. Apparently there is very little of a written language in their culture with most of their stories being passed down orally. They were one of the first native tribes to become Christians and did translate 'The Lord's Prayer' into their written symbols. I used 'Our Father In Heaven' on this bag, which I stencilled on using...of all things....a Sharpie marker!! The tribal colours are yellow, white, red and black, so the beading I added on the sides reflected that.
Great use for an otherwise useless coat, don't you think?
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here are some more of the seams I've
been doing on my latest hussif...
The above three seam treatments are ones that were designed by Pam Kellogg
and below is one originally designed by Sharon Boggon.