African Accents: Fabrics And Crafts To Decorate Your Home by Lisa Shepard

Contents

Introduction 6
About This Book 7

Chapter One - Techniques 9
Adinkra 11
Korhogo 18
Bogolanfini (Mudcloth) 22
Appliquéd Kuba Cloth 26
Embroidered Kasaï Velvet 30
Kente Strip Weaving 33

Chapter Two - Living Area 38
Pillows 40
Korhogo Room Divider 43
Mudcloth Shield 45
Kente Strip Clock 46
Korhogo Floorcloth 47
Incense/Matchstick Holder 48
Kuba Wall Accent 49
Picture Frame 52

Chapter Three - Dining Area 54
Tasseled Table Runner 56
Tasseled Place Mats and Napkins 67
Floral Centerpiece 58
Appliquéd Candle 59
Adinkra Place Cards 60
Casual Place Mats and Napkin Ties 61
Bread Basket and Liner 62

Chapter Four - Bedroom 64
Boutique Tissue Box 66
Hinged Double Picture Frame 68
His and Hers Toiletry Bottles 69
Crescent Moon Keepsake Box 70
Hat Box 71
Designer Sheet and Pillowcases 72
Upholstered Bench 74

Chapter Five - Kid's Room 76
Adinkra Pillow 78
Dolls 79
Kente Stool 82
Mini Kente Basket 83
African Watercolor Wall Hanging 85
Mini Doll Bed Quilt 87
Growth Chart 88

Chapter Six - Home Office 90
Korhogo Bulletin Board 92
Mudcloth Desk Clock 93
Adinkra Lamp 94
Desk Organizers 95
Desk Blotter 96

Chapter Seven - Entertaining and Gift-giving 98
Kente Print Serving Tray 100
Cocktail Napkins 101
Wine Sack 102
Guest Book and Bookmark 103
Playing Card Caddy 105
Greeting Cards and Gift Tags 106
Drawstring Pouch 107
Fabric Ribbon Basket 108
Corrugated Gift Box 109

Appendix 110
Supplies and Resources 115
General Supplies 115
Fabric Resources 118
Catalog and Internet Resources 120
Special Resources 121
Museums and Organizations 122
Glossary 123
Bibliography 127