Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Saraguro Collar - Tendido

Ever since I laid eyes on Anne Severine's collars, I have been determined to make one myself.  Well 2 years later and I have finally attempted and finished my Saraguro Collar (Tendido design).

A little history about this stich can be found on Anne's site (linked ablove), however, I have included a couple of snippets from her site:

The Saraguro are an indigenous people and they are the only native people that produce beadwork in Ecuador. Because they live in a remote region of the Andean highlands, their beadwork has developed with little outside influence. Every woman beads, and wears a 5-6" deep collar daily.

in Saraguro netting, new beads are attached by going around the thread from the previous row and back through one or more beads to anchor the work. This technique is not unique to Saraguro but in this country new beads are usually anchored to previous rows by going through beads without going around the thread. Brick stitch is similar but it results in a tightly woven piece rather than netting.

I loved the outcome of the collar and I am really in love with the Saraguro technique, there are several different designs and I look forward to trying more.

1 comment:

  1. I love this!!! Stopping by visiting all the blogs taking part in the bead soup cant wait to see what you make!