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raised beadwork heart-shaped fabric photo frame


Date: Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2020

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm each day

Teacher: Naomi Smith. Naomi is a Native Artisan and Educator. Her work embraces ancestral designs in the form of beaded bags, adornment and accessories. She is actively involved in educating others about the ways of the First nations people of the Woodlands and Northeastern area from a historical and contemporary perspective often through the story of beads. For over 25 years Naomi has designed and created traditional Native Beadwork, Leather craft, Moose Hair Embroidery, Quill work, Sweetgrass or birch bark basket making and adornment, always valuing these Sacred materials throughout her creative process.

Description: In this 2 day class, participants will create a Native beaded photo frame witch is aproximately 5.75" wide by 5.75" high featuring Woodlands embossed beading techniques. The frame will explore the raised beading rope stitch, flat applique, double beaded edging, tassels, embossed strawberries and leaves. Beaded photo frames have enamored people since the late 1800s. The evolution of the Native beaded photo frame was in keeping of the late Victorian esthetic of coveting memories.

Please bring a basic sewing kit to class that includes: small and large scissors, extra sewing needles, pur beeswax, note book, pen, pencil, a leather thimble, and magnifier (if needed). Also, please bring your lunch.

Cost: $140.00 plus tax. Kit Fee: $45.00 ( Payable in cash to Instructor on day of the class) 

NOTE: No refunds will be offered for this class unless the instructor or That Bead Lady has to cancel the class.

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