Come learn the art of Anishinaabe heritage moccasin, makizinan, making and Woodland beading. The workshop will be held at the Neilson Spearhead Center, 11 miles south of Bemidji.
There are spots for 15 registrants in the morning session (9am-12pm), and 15 spots for registrants in the afternoon (1pm-4pm). Supplies will be provided at the event including, but not limited to: elk hide, pattern template, needles, sinew, bias tape, lighter, and beads. You will receive instruction and inspiration for how to make your own beading pattern in 20-40 minutes and sew together your elk hide pieces into the shape of
either split toe, or round toe makizinan. Those who choose the morning session will be invited to stay for the afternoon if they are not finished with their moccasins by the end of class. Afternoon registrants will be given new materials and fresh instruction at 1pm.
The workshop is being led by Madeline Treuer; accomplished local artist, quilter, doula, and 2019 graduate of Bemidji State University's Indigenous Studies program. You will also receive academic instruction in Ojibwe via Sarah Agaton Howes text, Nookomis Obagijigan Moccasin Making Pattern book.
Bring a bag lunch (if you are staying for the afternoon session) and water bottle. Let the soft wind in the pines or the loons on Spearhead Lake inspire your project.
PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
The cost is free. Anyone age 18 and up is welcome. If you have any questions, email Eleva Potter: [email protected]
This project is hosted by the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society, Funding for this project is provided by the NW Minnesota Foundation/Bemidji Area Arts Endowment.
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