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Anishinaabe-Style Bead Embroidery & Moccasin Sewing

Course Overview

Discover the designs, color, styles, and technique of traditional bead embroidery as you work with Ojibwe cultural specialist and Grand Portage band member Marcie McIntire, sewing and decorating a pair of moccasins in this course. You will design a pair of moccasins to make, choosing from either a baby or child’s moccasin pattern or an adult-sized pair. Using quality tanned deerhide, Marcie will teach the steps required for assembly and help you design a pattern to finish your pair of moccasins with bead embroidery. Your materials fee includes the fabric, interfacing, beads, needles and thread. As time allows, additional beadwork projects will be included. Note, important instructions about connecting with the instructor will be provided after registration; please take note and respond in a timely fashion. This course takes place on the North House Folk School campus.

Note: The description for this course printed in our Fall/Winter catalog, and previously on this webpage, is incorrect. The above course description is correct. This course takes place at North House, not at Grand Portage. We apologize for the mistake!


Thu, Mar 26th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 29th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 9+
Registration Cost: $340.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
Includes materials fee of $80.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • sharp pair of scissors
  • basic ruler
  • pencil

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.  All other supplies, tools, equipment will be provided for you by your instructor.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.