Beading Workshop with Wilma Zumpano

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Join Mohawk artist Wilma Cook Zumpano as she leads you through the steps required to make your own beautiful, beaded strawberry pincushion. Students will make and sew the berry pattern, stuff it with filler, attach leaves and decorate the finished strawberry with beads and a hanger. During the workshop Wilma will discuss how the strawberry is important to Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture and is even involved in the creation story. The workshop is suitable for adults and teens, and hand-sewing experience is helpful but not required.

$95 members; $105 non-members (includes materials, but students should bring their own scissors for cutting fabric). Please call (607) 547-1510 to register.

This workshop is part of a series of hands-on workshops led by women artists that will run through the 2024 season. The series is presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition As They Saw It: Women Artists Then and Now opening April 2. Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

About the artist
Wilma (Kawennaronnion) Cook Zumpano, Akwesasne Mohawk, Wolf Clan, has been making native garments and keepsakes since her teen years. She has presented her artwork at the New York State Fair and many museums and juries shows across the country. She has provided educational presentations at schools and historical groups and has taught multiple beading classes using patterns and designs that are well over one hundred years old.

Saturday, April 13, 2024
10:00 am — 4:00 pm (6h)

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5798 STATE HIGHWAY 80
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607-547-1400

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