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Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series Online Course

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Course Overview

Discover the magic of “painting with beads” through your choice of seven different signature beaded lapel pin projects. In an introduction to the art and craft of bead embroidery, artist Jo Wood will lead you through the steps of creating your unique beaded project. The birch tree pin captures the essence of this tree species of the North. The lady slipper pin reflects the natural beauty of Minnesota's state flower. The dragonfly pin is playful in color and dimension. The pansy expresses the colorful joy of flowers. For the beginning beader this course offers an opportunity to learn basic stitches.  For the experienced and returning beader it’s a unique, rewarding project to expand your creative palette of painting with beads. In this online course, we will meet on three separate days for two hours each as we progress together through the project. Expect to spend some time outside of class working on your project in this multi-week course. 

Kit Choices:

  • Pansy
  • Lady Slipper
  • Brown Dragonfly
  • Summer Birch
  • Winter Birch
  • Autumn Birch
  • Spring Birch
  • Green Dragonfly

Session Information

This course meets on three Thursday evenings, Feb 11th, 18th, and 25th, from 3-5pm CT each day.

Note: Registration closes on January 28th to allow time to mail your materials. Shipping fees are included in the materials fee for folks registering from the contiguous United States. If you are registering for this course from outside of the contiguous United States, please call our main office (218-287-9762) before registering to find out what additional shipping fees may be incurred as part of your registration.


Thu, Feb 11th, 2021

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Feb 11th, 18th, 25th, 3-5pm CT
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $135.00
Materials fee: $45.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

Each student will be mailed the kit they choose during registration which includes all the materials needed for the project and a bead mat for your work surface
In addition, students will need to provide:

  • Bead Scoop - for scooping up beads from the mat to put them back in the bag. A teaspoon works fine.
  • Task light- a well lit work area is essential
  • Cheaters/reading glasses if you use them

Optional Tools

  • a small cake of beeswax for conditioning the end of thread before threading the needle

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jo Wood
Jo Wood
Hovland, MN

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Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series Online Course - 2/11/2021