Carving Fringe
Carving Indians has long been one of my specialties. One of the most noticeable features when carving Indians is the fringes on either the arms or leggings. Below are a few short tips and pictures that will hopefully help you the next time you carve fringe.

Once the area for the fringe is laid out, I then rough-shape the outside area to separate it from the rest of the carving

The first step to carving fringe is to lay out the arm or leg to get a starting point

Before I begin carving the fringe I like to have the fringe area fairly well defined

Starting along the line drawn for the bottom edge of the sleeve, I begin carving the fringe with a V-tool.
Keep gravity in mind while carving fringe. I find it helpful to draw a few directional lines before I begin using the V-tool.
When making the V-tool cuts I like to lean my tool from side to side with each cut. This will make some of the fringe look like it is overlapping others. I also try not to make all the fringe one width, varying it up from fringe to fringe.

When all the fringes have been carved I like to sort of "break up" the bottom edges of the fringe to give it a more natural look. I use the V-tool to randomly shorten the bottom edges of the fringe. Don't make them all the same length.

Once all the bottom edges have been shaped I then slightly under cut the area underneath the fringes. Don't try to go too far back in behind the fringes, this will only weaken them and make them susceptible to breaking.

The results should be natural laying fringe that looks like strips of hide. I often paint or shade the fringes to give them a slight contrast to the coat or leggings.