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Traditional Crafts

Gifts of the Porcupine: A Quillwork Intensive

Course Overview

Using porcupine quills, students will learn to sew them onto home-tanned hide. This class is not designed for a finished product. It is about having fun, visiting, and exploring the porcupine quill itself. This two-day intensive is designed to honor the porcupine. Porcupine quills have been used by Anishinaabeg and many other Indigenous nations as a traditional material to create. Quill harvest, creating color, and use of leather will be discussed and practiced to give a full, start to finish learning experience. Students aged 16+ may register for this course independently.

Required Tools

  • This class involves hand sewing. Please bring eye magnification if you need it.


Sat, Nov 2nd, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-4pm each day
Tuition: $230.00
Materials fee: $55.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jean Marshall
Jean Marshall
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

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Gifts of the Porcupine: A Quillwork Intensive