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Beadwork: Circular Technique – G2107212

Learn a step-by-step beadwork technique to bead around circular objects. This style is known as 3-drop peyote stitch. (It’s a variation of the basic peyote stitch, but they are not the same). The three-drop peyote is commonly known as the gourd stitch in certain settings.

Gourd stitch can be beaded around most items with a circle surface area. This workshop will teach you how to construct a beaded project using traditional and non-traditional indigenous, intertribal beading techniques.You will learn the basic construction of a keychain base and provide instruction in how to start beadwork and incorporate simple design elements.  Upon learning this technique, the possibilities are endless in terms of color, shading and what objects you can bead. You will leave this class with your own beaded keychain, to keep or gift to someone.

Included thread, beeswax, assorted bead colors, wooden dowels for the keychain base, commercial leather, craft glue and o-rings for the keychain attachment.I bead ceremonial & powwow items that we use in Native American Church ceremonies & in the dance arena. Most of the items I bead are part of feather fans that I construct, it’s the fan handle part where you hold the the fan upright.

July 11-16, 2021

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  • Merrick Tate
    Merrick Tate

    Merrick Tate is Red House Clan, born for Red Running into the Water Clan. Originally from Ts’ah Bii’kin (Inscription House), AZ, Merrick has lived in Albuquerque, NM since 2003. Merrick is a silversmith apprentice, feather fan maker and beadworker.


Jul 11 - 16 2021



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