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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.

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Current Courses Offered by Marcie McIntire

1½ Days
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Beaded Doilies

Brightly-colored seed beads have been used to embellish and brighten 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…
Sat, May 18th, 2019  –  Sun, May 19th, 2019
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Day 2: 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 31st, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
4 Days
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Moccasin-Making & Bead Embroidery in the Aniishiinaabe Style

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 co-sponsored by the Grand Portage National Monument. The course begins with an overview of the…
Thu, Sep 5th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
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