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Intro to Anishinaabe-Style Beadwork: Online Course

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Course Overview

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 a kit including needles, small leather pieces and a variety of beads that will be mailed to students. Over the course of three Zoom sessions, students will learn several stitches and complete small samplers. Students will receive a recording of each session for later reference. 

Note that registration closes two weeks prior to the day of class so that the instructor will have time to mail out materials.

Required Tools:

Students will receive a mailed kit with almost all of the needed materials.

Students will need to provide:

  • Thread scissors (craft scissors works too)
  • 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
  • Reading glasses if you use them


Sat, Oct 16th, 2021  –  Sat, Oct 30th, 2021

Course Details

Hours: 2pm-4pm CST for 3 Saturdays; October 16th, 23rd, and 30th
Tuition: $85.00
Materials fee: $30.00

Meet the Instructor

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

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Intro to Anishinaabe-Style Beadwork: Online Course