Join in on this free introductory workshop on Indigenous bead stringing techniques with Naomi Smith, Indigenous artisan, educator and proprietor of Black Tulip Designs.
Naomi Smith is actively involved in sharing traditional teachings with audiences, focusing on the ways of the Indigenous people of the Woodlands and Northeastern region from a historical and contemporary perspective often through the story of beads.
Her artwork embraces ancestral designs in the form of bags, adornment, and accessories using quillwork, beadwork and other indigenous methods and materials. Naomi’s work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. She has shown at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington DC, New York City, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and participates in numerous events throughout the year.
Participants will learn how to create a beaded bracelet during the live workshop. A limited number of bead kits will be available – registration is required to receive a free bead kit.
Registration opens on Thursday, September 10th, at 10 am and closes when we reach capacity, or on Friday, October 16th, at 5 pm.
Participants will be contacted by Culture Days upon confirmation of receiving a bead kit. Bead kits will be sent by mail.
Attendees without a bead kit are still invited to watch live.
Bead kit includes traditionally used items:
– artificial sinew
– glass beads
– deer hide lace
– moose hide pieces
– bone hairpipe
Please note, this event will not be available for replay. Tune in live!
This program is produced in partnership with Ontario Culture Days as part of Culture Days @ the Library, and the Live & Online version of TPL’s celebration of Culture Days.
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