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Beaded Buckskin Shoulder Bag: Online Course

Course Overview

Traditional beadwork is widely practiced in Grand Portage, Minnesota where for generations it has enlivened the lives of Ojibwe people. Growing up in a family of beadworkers, Marcie learned by watching her mother, and today is a traditional artist specializing in Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) beadwork. She also operates her own gallery and exhibits her work throughout the country. 

This beautiful buckskin shoulder bag is made with deerskin, wool fabric, and cotton fabric. Students will learn traditional Anishinaabe-style bead embroidery to create designs on wool fabric and beaded edgings on deerskin. This class will also cover leather hand-sewing. Marcie will send students most of the materials needed for creating the bag.

Required Tools

  • Matches
  • Scissors
  • Common pins
  • Pliers
  • Pen or pencil
  • Paper
  • Good lighting

Optional Tools

  •  Reading glasses or magnifier

Session Information

Registration for this course closes on October 11 so the instructor has time to mail out materials. 


Wed, Oct 25th, 2023  –  Wed, Nov 8th, 2023

Course Details

Hours: 6-9pm CT; Three Wednesday evenings, October 25th, and November 1st, and 8th.
Tuition: $140.00
Materials fee: $110.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Marcie McIntire
Marcie McIntire
Grand Portage, MN

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Beaded Buckskin Shoulder Bag: Online Course