CraftED: Beaded Cowboy Boots with Margaret Firlotte Scholarship

Beaded Cowboy Boots: Indigenous Scholarship
Margaret Firlotte and The Manitoba Craft Council are pleased to offer a scholarship for an indigenous craftsperson to attend Margaret’s Beaded Cowboy Boots workshop free of charge, with instructional and material costs waived. This spot will be taken on a first come first served basis via online registration.
Registration for this class has reached capacity. Please contact [email protected] for wait list options. Our apologies and thank you!

Workshop Description:

In this workshop, participants will be working alongside Margaret and creating their own versions of her popular cowboy boot earrings. They will receive all the materials necessary to replicate their own versions, including the horseshoe studs she uses. The only difference however is participants will be working with brown wool rather than home tan hide, which is what Margaret uses. They will still be able to achieve the similar look of her cowboy boots even while using the wool. Beadwork experience is not necessary for this workshop, however if you are already familiar with beading this may be more of a beading circle where we share stories, experiences and knowledge.


Skill Level: Sewing experience is beneficial, but not necessary.


About the Instructor:

Margaret Firlotte is a Michif artist living in Winnipeg, located on Treaty 1 territory. Her métis family ties are to the Red River Valley and her family names are Gaudry and Laferty. She has been practicing beadwork since the spring of 2018, and it was her mother Nancy Gouliquer who taught her. Although she considers herself still a beadwork novice, she recognizes that she’s been practicing various art forms since a young age. Beadwork is her preferred medium to work with as it connects her to her metis culture, to the land and allows her to work closely with her mom and the community.


Workshop Runs:

January 13, 2023 | 12:30 – 3:30pm
January 20, 2023 | 12:30 – 3:30 pm

In-person at the C2 Centre for Craft
Accessibility Information about the space: 329 Cumberland has wheelchair access around the right side of the building. The C2 Centre has gender neutral family washrooms.