Art Nook at Home: Wild Rose Beading with Heather Shillinglaw

This is a special week, with June 21 being National Indigenous Peoples Day.

So we are bringing you a series of posts this week to mark this, as we are proud to be committed to enhancing the public’s understanding of Indigenous history.

This is an Art Nook at Home project brought to you by our Indigenous Visual Arts Programmer Heather Shillinglaw.

Heather walks you through creating a beaded wild rose – without using any beads! You can use beads if you have them or get creative and use dry pasta like Heather (here she uses uncooked Kraft Dinner noodles).

What you’ll need:
A handful of long hollow beads (Kraft Dinner and or other brands work)
A pair of scissors
1 button
Felt pens, crayons, paint or pastels to colour noodles
A needle that fits through your beads or noodles of choice 
Fabric (you can use a recycled t-shirt if you don’t have any) folded in 4 layers cut 4 – 5 inches square
Tape (masking tape preferred but any kind will do)