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May 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Strawberry Beaded Brooch

Strawberry Beaded Brooch
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*This class has been canceled.

Beading is an artform that spans across many cultures globally; and our regional indigenous nations keep this important craft alive. Participants will learn the history of beadwork and the importance it plays in woodland indigenous cultures. In this hands-on class participants will learn how to use tools and materials to make a beaded strawberry brooch. The strawberry plant is a culturally important medicinal native species that is one of the first medicines to arrive in spring. All supplies will be provided. Basic stitching experience is necessary.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Friday, May 20 with follow-up on May 27 (10 – 11am)

About the Instructor:
Kesha Braunskill is a beadwork artist and tribal citizen of the Lenape Tribe of Delaware. She has always had a connection with nature and much of her beadwork is centered with native plant and wildlife in mind. She was taught beading from community elders from the Shinnecock Nation and the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware. Kesha uses bead working to stay connected to her culture and create heirloom pieces that can be passed on to others.

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