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Deerskin Mittens with Aniishiinaabe-Style Beadwork

Up north, there's a saying that there's no bad weather, just the wrong clothes. Outfit yourself with the right sort of clothing to protect your body from the elements in this course, in which you will design a comfortable and warm pair of deerskin mittens to wear during the winter months. The mittens are ideal for daily wear, working outside or long winter adventures. You will decorate the mittens with bead embroidery using your own design. The basics of deerskin sewing will be taught as well as the sewing of a warm wool lining. Your materials fee includes deerskin, wool fabric, beads, needles and thread.


New! Thu, Mar 16, 2017 - Sun, Mar 19, 2017
(Early bird tuition deadline: 02/02/17)

Course Details

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$300.00 per student (Regular rate)
$260.00 per student (Early-bird rate)


Beginner to Advanced

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You will need the following tools for this class:

  1. Scissors
  2. Pencil
  3. Ruler
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
Marcie McIntire Marcie McIntire

Beadwork is widely practiced at Grand Portage where generation after generation it has enlivened the lives of Ojibwe people. Many of Marcie's relatives have been beadworkers, and Marcie learned by watching her mother. Today she is a traditional artist specializing in floral-based Ojibwe beadwork, operating her own gallery, Ningii-Ozhitoomin Ojibwe Art Gallery, in Grand Portage. Marcie has been commissioned for exhibitions and instruction and teaches as far away as Arizona and Florida, and as close to home as Ontario and throughout Minnesota. Learn more about her work by visiting

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Deerskin Mittens with Aniishiinaabe-Style Beadwork

Deerskin Mittens with Aniishiinaabe-Style Beadwork

Deerskin Mittens with Aniishiinaabe-Style Beadwork