Berkshire Museum Tom Patti Commission 2

Rethink! Hands-on Workshop: Southern Plains Beaded Baby Moccasins

When:
November 4, 2012 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
2012-11-04T10:00:00-05:00
2012-11-04T17:00:00-05:00
Cost:
$95 per person; plus $20 material fee per pair of moccasins.
Contact:
(413) 443-7171, ext 10

Teri Greeves, My Family’s Tennis Shoes Series, 2003, Collection of School for Advanced Research, Photo by Addison Doty

Learn to make a pair of traditional Southern Plains baby moccasins. Students will receive a pattern, instruction on lane stitch beadwork design, and learn welt stitch to properly attach soles to make baby moccasins. All materials will be provided. Sewing and/or beading experience is required. The little shoes you will create will fit a 6-12 month old baby…the age they start to walk. They are perfect for taking their first steps in.

Teri Greeves is of Kiowa heritage and was raised on the Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Surrounded by Indian beadwork in her mother’s trading post, Greeves learned beadwork at the age of eight. She earned a BA at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Greeves follows the Kiowa tradition of beadwork, telling stories with a contemporary twist. She has won many awards for her beadwork, including Best of Show at the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market in 1999. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, the British Museum in London, the National Museum of the American Indian, and many others. To see her work, go to www.jsauergallery.com.

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