POSTPONED Studio Workshop | Intro to Eastern Woodland Porcupine Quills on Birchbark

1:00 pm
4:00 pm
Woodmere Art Museum Studio

This workshop is postponed, please stay tuned for a rescheduled date & time. 

Offered in partnership with Mount Airy Learning Tree

Learn how to create a design with porcupine quills on birchbark. Native Americans used porcupine quills for decorative design before Colonial contact introduced them to beads. The pointed, barbed end of the quill makes a natural needle to thread through holes in the bark. Patterns achieved in the placement of the quills give the decorated bark an elegant look of embroidery. In the Eastern Woodlands where the paper birch tree (Betula papyrifera) grows, many traditional items were made from this flexible bark.

Clan Mother Teri Hislop is a tribal member of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania and Keeper of Traditional Craft. She tells stories through her illustrative beadwork and other traditional crafts. She is also an instructor of the Lenape language.

$49/student plus $10 supply fee