Sunday, July 29, 2012


Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend a 2 day Pilot class, Yei-bi-chei, sponsored by the San Bernadino Chapter of ANG. Victoria Nessel is a newly certified NAN teacher. She is teaching this piece at the Santa Fe EGA Seminar in October. Thus, I cannot post a photo. A Yei is a Navjo figure that carries messages from God. The Yei-bi-chei is the Navjo dancer that protrays the Yei in Navjo ceremonies. The canvas is the mask of the Yei-bi-chei. It's a very amambitioes project! Techniques include: sponge painting, appliqueing into a background canvas, twisted cord, cutting out canvas, padding, & embellishment. That's after needlepointing. The colors and stitch combinations are very unique.  I should get some stitching in while I watch the Olympics.


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