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Traditional Knowledge Keepers Workshop: Beading

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Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Traditional Knowledge Keepers Workshop: Beading

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

This workshop is FULL. Please email to be placed on the waitlist.

Join our Curator of Indigenous Cultural Heritage, Bailey, for a day of beading. No experience necessary, open to teens and adults (13+). Beginner to intermediate beaders are welcome to participate. Beads and materials will be provided to allow participants to make their own small jewellery project, such as pair of earrings, a pendent or bracelet. Learn how to plan your design, use the two-needle flat stitch method and finish the edges of your beaded piece. The workshop includes a unique opportunity to view beaded pieces in the Indigenous History Collection at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.


  • 9:30 – 10:00am || Arrival (coffee, tea and cold drinks provided)
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm || Workshop part 1
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm || Lunch (not included)
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm || Tour of the Indigenous History Collection
  • 2:30 – 4:30pm || Workshop part 2

Full-day parking available in the Royal Saskatchewan Museum parking lot.

Bailey MonsebrotenBailey Randell-Monsebroten (she/her) is a Métis Art Historian, Beader, Auntie and the Curator of Indigenous Cultural Heritage at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Her family roots are in the Red River Settlement with some family names including Hodgson, Cook, McLennan, and Inkster. She has been beading for five years, but seriously took up the craft during the pandemic as a way to pass the time. She got her initial start sitting in on the beading classes with Elders on campus at The First Nation’s University, but has picked up new skills through the generosity of the online beading community.

This workshop is the first in the Traditional Knowledge Keepers Series, sponsored by Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation.  Watch for additional workshop topics in March, April and May.

Traditional Knowledge Keepers Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation

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