Porcupine Quill Earrings Workshop (18+ yrs)
Porcupine quills were used by Indigenous people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true wherever porcupines were found in the wooded areas of the northern continent. Quills were dyed colours with natural dyes, used in their round state, or flattened and used as a platting material. In this workshop, you will learn the beautiful versatility of the quills and create beautiful custom earrings.