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Findley Gerald L

Gerald Findley spent many years studying, reproducing, and teaching the art of fingerweaving. He has had a life long interest in learning and teaching crafts including basketry, braiding, bead work, tablet weaving, inkle loom weaving, and wood carving. His interest in crafts led him to become a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. While Ceremony Team Advisor for his local troop, due to lack of published material on fingerweaving he began a series of drawings and crafted actual pieces to help team members create their own costumes. He has woven and donated for use by members of the Order of the Arrow Ceremony team over 30 sets of finger-woven pieces.

Fingerweaving Basics
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Native American;

Fingerweaving has been practiced by Native Americans for centuries. It requires no sophisticated loom, only the nimble hands of the weaver. Each technique is presented in detail. The instructions are simple and clearly written, and each step is illustrated with color drawings that make the different threads easy to identify. Includes a color photo of each finished weaving. The approach used here makes this craft much more accessible to amateurs who may have wanted to try it but may have been turned off by the complexity of other books on the subject. Several variations are given for chevron stitch, lightning pattern, arrowhead pattern, bead accents, and fringe.