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Anishinaabe-Style Beaded Baby Moccasins: Online Course

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Course Overview

Discover the designs, color, styles, and technique of traditional bead embroidery while crafting moccasins designed for baby feet. Create a gift that will be treasured for years to come (and that will stay on those adorable little feet). Students will design and sew a pair of moccasins using quality tanned deerhide. Ojibwe cultural specialist and Grand Portage band member Marcie McIntire will teach the steps required for assembly and help students to design a pattern to finish a pair of moccasins with bead embroidery. Your materials fee includes a kit containing woven fabric, leather, beads, needles, and thread. As time allows, additional beadwork projects will be included.

Note: Registration closes two weeks prior to class so that the instructor will have time to mail out the materials.

Required Tools

Students will need to provide:

  • Thread scissors (craft scissors works too)
  • Matches
  • Small pliers
  • Paper and pen to take notes
  • Stable work space and a place to lay out your beads 
  • Good lighting, and a comfortable chair
  • A laptop or tablet to join the Zoom class

Optional Tools

  • Reading glasses if you use them

Currently Scheduled Sessions