Natalie Bartlett

Here is a list of new and past instructors to give you a taste of classes offered.We strive to provide a unique & diverse group of creative & talented instructors. Soon after you arrive at the gathering you will hear about the classes offered for the week and sign up... old school style. Daily morning announcements happen to help you find classes to jump in on. Don't worry, there are plenty of classes to choose from! 


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.


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.