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Jo Wood

Hovland, MN
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Jo loves gardening, walks in the woods, and every kind of textile art. An award-winning bead and fiber artist, she has practiced her skills with needle and thread for over 40 years, making everything from tipis to wedding ensembles. She has shared her knowledge and passion for hand stitching with students both regionally and nationally since 1997. Jo is a bead artist inspired by nature. Through her work she shares her connection with the abundance, peace, and beauty of this place. 

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Current Courses Offered by Jo Wood

4 Days
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Bead Embroidery and Needle Felting Immersion

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth exploration of two interesting techniques, bead embroidery and needle felting. With time, space, and abundant materials, each participant will create their own unique works of art. Bead artist Jo Wood says “My goal is to review and then move beyond the basics of…
Thu, Apr 30th, 2020  –  Sun, May 3rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
1 Day
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Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series

Discover the magic of “painting with beads” through your choice of seven different signature beaded lapel pin projects. In a reflection of the art and craft of bead embroidery, artist Jo Wood will lead you through your choice of one or two bead-embroidered projects, time permitting. The birch tree pin…
Sat, Apr 25th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
Thu, Jun 18th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads

Bring a favorite landscape image to class and create your own unique bead painting on felted wool (material provided). Your piece can be made into a pin for a wearable work of art, or framed for display. This workshop is for all skill levels, for those new to beading on…
Wed, Feb 12th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Autumn brings a riot of color to the landscape of the North Shore. This workshop is your opportunity to capture a bit of the season with beads. Each participant will bring an autumn image to inspire their design. From your image you will create a unique “bead painting” embroidered on…
Sat, Sep 5th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 6th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
4 Days
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Expedition Footwear: Fancy Hide & Canvas Mukluks

A simple pair of hide and canvas mukluks is a joy to wear. A fancy pair trimmed with colorful braid, rick-rack, tassels, pompoms, or strips of fur is something to behold! This course provides an opportunity to create your own pair of hide footwear with enough time for the addition…
Thu, Jan 16th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 19th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2½ Days
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Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks

Remember the last time your feet were too cold to enjoy wonderful wintry weather? Do away with rigid, non-breathing footwear and discover the traditional footwear of the north: mukluks. The flexibility of the natural materials used in construction allows the foot to generate heat, and a breathable layering system allows…
Fri, Mar 20th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 22nd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads & Fiber

Combine bead embroidery and needle felting to create a unique landscape “painting,” while learning the basics of both in this two-day workshop. Participants will bring a landscape image (photo, magazine image, postcard etc.) to inspire their beaded piece. First, you will create a simple needle-felted wool background fabric. Then, you…
Sat, Jul 18th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 19th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood

Past Courses Offered by Jo Wood

Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks Up the Gunflint Trail

Flowers & Fauna of the North Woods Through Bead Embroidery

Sewing Deer Hide Baby Booties