Wendy Ellsworth

Wendy Ellsworth has been a seed bead artist since 1970 and has a private studio at her home in Weaverville, NC. She has spent many years as an Artist-in-Schools in Colorado and Pennsylvania and teaches classes in beadwork nationally and internationally to both adults and children. In 2019, she was a Designer of the Year for Beadwork Magazine. Her book, Beading – the Creative Spirit, was published by SkyLight Paths in 2009.

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Wendy's Upcoming Workshops

  • Ages 10 - 14

Aug 2 - 6, 2021
9AM - 3PM

Native American Beading

Wendy Ellsworth

Tuition $425
Code K0912-21

This course explores the rich tradition of Native American beadwork. Participants start by learning to weave on a traditional bead loom with colorful embroidery threads for the warp. There are many traditional bead designs to choose from and students are encouraged to make their own unique patterns. One also experiments with two Native American bead-weaving stitches to make dangle earrings or a pendant for a necklace. Native American stories and myths are woven into each day’s activities as well as different beading symbols and their meanings.

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