HNW - Beaded Sweet bags and beading

Laura Barwick laurab at
Fri Oct 10 14:31:19 PDT 1997

Kathryn said:
>I have actually seen (in a book) some beaded ones -- with little acorn
>motifs. I mean, the entire bag was beaded, as if done on a beading loom.

Ohh, Ohhh, Ohhh - do you have a reference for this? Was it embroidered on
fabric or woven? It sounds wonderful!  I'm interested in *any* period
beadwork references anyone knows of.

Sine said:
>Any early Celtic/Norse beadwork on clothing research,
>and then Byzantine beadwork and beaded fringing or 700 to 1500 AD
>Russianbeadwork or beaded fringing would be greatly appreciated.  I am working
>on the beadwork and fringing anyway but it would be so lovely to be able
>to research and document what I am doing.  Thank you so much.

Have you tried any of the bead lists?  Both are run by nice hard working
folk and generate a lot of mail.  (Be nice to 'em - I take no
responsability for any problems).  There are quite a few period beadworkers

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