Beadwork

These are many of the Classes being offered and Guides, but there will be some new instructors and classes added for 2017.
Keep checking for updates!

 

Beadwork is beautiful adornment tradition practiced around the world. In this class, students will learn some of the foundational stitches of seed beadwork on buckskin, including rosettes, bead embroidery, lane stitch and edge beading. Students will be able to construct a small pouch with colorful patterns of their choice, or bring their already finished small buckskin bag to learn the stitches of finishing beadwork. 

Guide: 

Betty Seaman

Betty has taught workshops all over the U.S. on natural building, such as at The Cobb Cottage Company in Oregon. She has worked with many families and communities to help them build different structures with the Earth so that they can enjoy the tranquility of what natural building has to offer. Betty is an artist of many modalities, such as beading, leathercraft and cooking. She has so much knowledge to share!

Natalie Bartlett

Natalie Bartlett has spent over the last decade of her life deeply immersed in land-based culture and has a passion for learning the stories, music and skills of traditional peoples around the world. She is a dedicated craftsperson and musician, and is a long term land steward and director of the Wild Series at Quail Springs Permaculture. She is deeply at home in the enchanting beauty of the piñon-juniper high desert, and also spends part of the year in her home town of Oakland song-catching and singing with the acclaimed vocal ensemble, Kitka. Natalie is excited to be sharing beadwork at this year's gathering.