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Indigenous Beading Workshop with Naomi Smith

April 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Woodlands style Strawberry Emery (pin cushion)

Create a functional and decorative 3-D beaded Strawberry Emery influenced by a century old Native American design. The Strawberry remains an esteemed symbol of Woodlands Native Culture. Beautiful silk and velvet fabrics make up the main body which is finely beaded using various seed beads. As a way of honoring the history of this piece antique beads will be incorporated into the design. Traditional Native teachings will be part of the learning experience.

$60 +HST, plus supplies (see below) | Register in advance

PLEASE NOTE – $35 supply fee (payable in class to Naomi Smith, CASH ONLY)

Lunch is not provided. There will be a short break for lunch. Participants may bring a bagged lunch or leave the museum to pick up food in the area.

Be sure to experience Naomi Smith’s exhibition Indianized, on display March 9 to May 19.

Black Tulip Designs Logo. A First Nations style wildrose design. A white, four petal flower is in the centre with a red and blue centre. Four white, black, yellow, and red leaves are drawn out of the flower to symbolize a medicine wheel. The flower design is on a black background with a red outline on the circle.


Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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