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Native beading artist and talented instructor, Greg Bohanan, will present the tubular peyote stitch workshop in the Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center of the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, Okla., on August 10, 2013. Spend a full day completely immersed in beading! Learn a new technique or perfect your craft. The workshop will begin at 9:00 and end at 4:00. Pot-Luck lunch at noon, so bring something yummy to share!

Beadwork was introduced to Native Americans in the late 1700s by the Europeans.

Before the introduction of beads, Native Americans decorated with other natural

materials such as porcupine quills, shells, animal teeth, antlers and many others. There

are over 500 tribes in North America and each tribe has their own designs, colors and

style. For instance there are Southwest styles, Northwest coast styles, Plains Tribe

styles and so on. Some tribes will have their own techniques of beading known mainly

to their tribe. However, many Native American artists today will borrow techniques from

other tribes and incorporate them into their own work.

Although there are five basic ways to bead that are common among all tribes, the instructor will focus on the Peyote stitch. This stitch is made by sewing the beads in a brick stitch pattern that winds around anything that is cylinder in shape. You will make a beaded tubular key chain. The cost of the workshop is $45 and that includes all materials needed to complete the project. Please call the museum @ 580-286-3616 to reserve your spot.

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