(SOLD OUT) Beginning Beadwork with Carol Haskins

This event is sold out.

Saturday, November 16th, 2019 from 10 am to 1pm

At Washington County Museum: 17677 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229

Learn to make beautiful beadwork for accessories, regalia, and more! Master beadworker, Carol Haskins (Grand Ronde) will offer an entry-level workshop at the Washington County Museum on Saturday, November 16th from 10am – 1pm. Participants will learn the essential one-needle applique stitch and create and take home their own beaded medicine wheel, a symbol of ongoing significance to many Native people.

Haskins’ incredible beadwork is featured in the museum’s exhibit, This IS Kalapuyan Land, now on display. She will introduce workshop participants to the history and materials of traditional beadwork, share the cultural significance of the medicine wheel, and show some of her own historical collection of beads traded between early settlers and Native people. “Teaching beadwork in Native community creates a sense of family; carrying on connections like the ancestors did,” Haskins said.

Class participants will receive beads from the Czech Republic and Japan free with registration, along with the medicine wheel template and all tools and supplies for the project.  This class is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Space is limited so participants can have personalized, in-depth instruction. Don’t miss this rare chance to work with one of the area’s most talented and experienced bead artists!

(Limited scholarship spaces available to Native American students, email molly@washingtoncountymuseum.org for information)

Carol Haskins (Grand Ronde, Chinook, Klamath, Klickitat, Molalla, Wasco, French Canadian Native) was a cultural instructor for Grand Ronde for 15 years with co-instructor and mentor Colleen Payne, teaching how to make regalia (outfits for Powwow) and beadwork alongside cultural stories. Haskins is in her 14th year tutoring in ASL at Mount Hood Community College. She has also worked at A Bead Source (owned by Dixie Thompson, in Portland on 158th and Division) for over 20 years as another way to stay connected to the Native community, where that store is deeply rooted.