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Shawnee Four Winds Pouch Workshop


Join us Saturday, November 7th from 1-4pm for our Second Annual Native American craft-work series. This year our Museum Coordinator Bosha Green will be conducting the workshop on how to make a traditional Shawnee four winds pouch.  The Shawnee use leaves from certain trees as a pattern and construct this four sided bag using deer skin, which would then be embellished with beads or other adornments. The example here is made from Honey Locust leaves.

Participants can bring their own materials or purchase them from Bosha on the day of the workshop. If purchasing materials from Bosha, you must call to reserve your spot and prepay the materials fee.  There is NO CHARGE to attend the workshop, the fee only covers the cost of materials.ShawneePouch2

All participants are highly encouraged to preregister for this workshop.  Group size is limited to 20 so make your reservations today!


Material List:

1 square foot of medium weight deer buckskin or imitation Sueded leather (imitation leather can be purchased at JoAnne Fabric in Athens.)

Good pair of scissors (must cut leather or material to be used)

1 hank 10/0 seed beads

1 leather needle (with sharpened side tips for best results)

1 spool beading thread

1 yard imitation sinew

Any adornment beads or decorative elements you have such as feathers, larger beads, shells etc…