Beadwork uses simple tools but has tremendous scope for creativity and complexity. When looking at the work of the masters, it is easy to under-estimate how much time and patience is required. This course is designed to build basic skills so that students will feel confident in starting a larger project on their own. Join Anishinaabe artist Marcie McIntire for an introduction to a variety of skills and techniques used in traditional beading. The materials fee covers needles, small leather pieces, and a variety of beads.
- Thread scissors (craft scissors works too)
- Matches or lighter
- Reading glasses if you use them
- Participants like to take detailed notes may want to bring their own supplies for writing and drawing. Otherwise pens and pencils will be available.