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Raised Beadwork Workshop with Rhonda Besaw

Rhonda Besaw specializes in traditional and contemporary Wabanaki style beadwork. She is of Canadian Metis and Abenaki descent and lives in the Abenaki homeland of Ndakinna in northern New Hampshire.

Raised beadwork is a technique most often associated with the Iroquois people. Wabanaki people also did this style of beadwork, but to a lesser extent. The number of people who still do this style of beadwork in the Northeast is very small. This is an opportunity to be a part of a beadwork revival, to bring back what was lost. Raised beadwork differs from flat beadwork in that the raised beadwork is done in loops, giving the piece a 3-D effect. This class is suitable for beginners, although not suitable for young children under 10. You will learn how to make a simple raised beadwork flower and materials will be provided. As always, light refreshments will be on hand.

General Tickets: $30
Members: $25

Please call 603-456-2600 to hold your spot for this exciting learning experience! Workshop space is limited to 10 participants!

Earlier Event: April 21
Spring Clean Up Day at MKIM
Later Event: May 1
Opening Day