CraftED: Beaded Cowboy Boots with Margaret Firlotte

CraftED: Beaded Cowboy Boots with Margaret Firlotte

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:

Some sewing background is preferred, but not necessary. The workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced makers. 


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.


Registration: $100 (registration is non-refundable)

Includes materials: beading needles, thread, beads, beading mat, wool felt, and horseshoe earring studs in sterling silver.


Registration deadline: January 3, 2023


Register Online:

Register through the form below! Once your registration form has been submitted stay on this page, as you will be redirected to a form for payment for the workshop which will complete your registration.
Registration for this class has reached capacity. Please contact [email protected] for wait list options. Our apologies and thank you!


Any questions regarding this workshop? 

Contact MCC Programme Coordinator, Katrina Craig at [email protected] or (204) 615-3951.