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Quilled Bracelet and Pendent

Porcupine Quill Embroidered Jewelry


Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Leopold Center
E13701 Levee Road
Baraboo,  WI  53913
United States

Gifts of Mother Earth: Folk Art Workshop Series

In this third and final workshop in the series, learn Native American jewelry making techniques and create your own wearable art! Melanie Tallmadge Sainz (Ho-Chunk) is from Wisconsin Dells, WI and is the Founding Director of Little Eagle Arts Foundation (LEAF). She learned her art form from her mother and her uncle, Michael Winneshiek, Chief of the Ho-Chunk Nation. An award-winning artist and educator, Melanie specializes in a variety of embroidery techniques involving natural porcupine quills. Her class will include information about the preparing and dying of porcupine quills, various embroidery techniques on brain tanned deerskin, and edging methods with glass seed beads. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Registration fee includes all materials as well as beverages and light snacks.

All workshops in the series are designed for adult individuals with little to no experience and are taught by Native professional teaching artists. We look forward to providing each participant with an opportunity to learn about and experience a true Native art form.