Woodlands Puzzle Pouch


It’s a Puzzling Thing: Woodlands Puzzle Pouch
Techniques participants will learn: Indigenous beaded edging methods. Working with deer hide and puzzle pouch bag construction.
This is an all skills level class. Comfort with hand sewing is an asset. Participants should bring their own basic sewing kit that should include pen, pencil, notebook, a pair of scissors, flat nose jewellery pliers and a magnifier (if required). All beads, thread, needles, deer hide pieces and written materials will be supplied.


*Review the schedule below. Do not book more than one workshop at the same time. If you double book, we will cancel one of your workshops at our discretion.



naomi smith, puzzle pouch, workshop, indigenous women's arts conference, pass the feather. aboriginal arts Collective of canada

Naomi is from Neyaashiinigmiing, Nation; the Chippewas of Nawash. She’s an Indigenous artist and educator. She is actively involved in sharing traditional teachings with others. She focuses on the ways of the Indigenous people of the Woodlands and Northeastern region from a historical and contemporary perspective often through the story of beads.

Her artwork embraces ancestral designs in the form of bags, adornment, and accessories using quill work, bead work and other indigenous methods and materials. Naomi’s work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. She has shown at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington DC, New York City, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and participates in numerous events throughout the year.

Artist’s Statement:

“Honouring our traditions is my voice within and beyond my Culture and Community. Traditionally there is no word for “art” in Native languages yet artistry and visual expression are critical in defining who we are as Indigenous people. It is this path I wish to exemplify through my teachings and my work.”


Indigenous Women's Arts Conference, Pass The Feather, schedule, Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada

Additional information

Workshop Date and Time

Saturday March 28 | 9am to 4pm

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