Re: Beaded OA Sash
Thu, 16 Jun 1994 10:42:39 EDT
I've seen a few beaded sashes, and I usually find them pretty unattractive.
The sashes I've seen done on looms look pretty flat and I find the standard
sash looks better. This may be due to the fact that I was spoiled by the
beaded sash that many of my friends got to wear as Lodge Chief of Elauwit
#37. That sash was lazy stitched and entirely beaded from end to end. It also
had a convenient snap-out section in the middle to allow for a Chief to be
either Brotherhood or Vigil. The only special thing that had been added were
the words "Elauwit Chief" above the arrowhead so as to ride on the shoulder
of the wearer.
Patterns for the sash usually float around among the Ceremonies/Dance people
at any OA gathering. I've seen several of them at a NOAC. These patterns are
usually made for flat loom beading. A better idea than finding a pattern is
to make one of your own. Pattern paper is pretty easy to find from most
distributers of beads and looms. From there, just take your own sash and copy
it over to the pattern paper.
Jim Miller, Jr.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City