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Marcie McIntire

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

Beadwork is widely practiced in Grand Portage, where for generations it has enlivened the lives of Ojibwe people. Many of Marcie's relatives have been beadworkers, and Marcie learned by watching her mother. Today she is a traditional artist specializing in floral-based Ojibwe beadwork, and operates her own gallery, Ningii-Ozhitoomin Ojibwe Art Gallery, in Grand Portage. Marcie has been commissioned for exhibitions and instruction and teaches as far away as Arizona and Florida, and as close to home as Ontario and throughout Minnesota.

Current Courses Offered by Marcie McIntire

1½ Days
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Beaded Doilies

Brightly-colored seed beads have been used to embellish clothing and homegoods for centuries. Learn to make a beaded doily in this short class and experiment with color and pattern repetition to create a unique piece. Beadwork artist Marcie McIntire will provide instruction and materials for creating these lovely decorative forms…
Sat, May 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, May 24th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
1 Day
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Beaded Leather Bag

Make a small beaded leather bag with a drawstring. This project teaches hand sewing and some basic beading techniques, and will be embellished with fringes, a drawstring and larger beads. The finished bag is a good size for a phone, keys or other pocket items.
Fri, Jun 19th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
4 Days
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Deerskin Mittens with Anishinaabe-Style Beadwork

Up north, there's a saying that there's no bad weather, just the wrong clothes. In this course, you'll outfit your hands to protect them from the elements by designing a comfortable and warm pair of deerskin mittens to wear during the winter months. The mittens are ideal for daily wear,…
Thu, Oct 29th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 1st, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
4 Days
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Moccasin-Making & Bead Embroidery in the Anishinaabe Style

Discover the designs, colors, styles, and techniques 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 co-sponsored by the Grand Portage National Monument. The course begins with an overview of the…
Thu, Sep 10th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 13th, 2020
9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Marcie McIntire

Past Courses Offered by Marcie McIntire

Anishinaabe-Style Bead Embroidery & Moccasin Sewing

Anishinaabe-Style Beaded Baby Moccasins

Bead Weaving: Deerskin Bag