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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. 

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

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Length: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 9+
Registration Cost: $380.00
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.