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Sunday, March 7th, 1pm (CST)
Online via Zoom
Free workshop / Supply fees subsidized by PAVED Arts

*At the request of the artist, this workshop is open to IBPOC participants only*

Please register before March 1 by emailing
This workshop has a limited capacity.

Learn how to follow a beading loom pattern to make a QR code, with a supplied beading kit! In this virtual workshop, participants will learn how to set up a loom and how to start a loom beading. This workshop will be a chance to learn how to loom bead, but also share in conversations. 

*Beading kits will be delivered/mailed to participants’ homes in advance of the workshop.

Tools and materials needed:
Beading loom, thread, two long beading needles, black and white beads
Optional: Beading mat or piece of leather (to rest beads on). 
Note: Materials will be supplied by PAVED.

This workshop is best suited for folks who have experience beading or weaving. It is best if participants know how to thread a needle, follow a pattern, and understand the basics of beadwork. 

Participants will need access to a computer with wifi and a printer.

Artist Bio:
Carrie Allison is a nêhiýaw/cree, Métis, and European descent visual artist based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She grew up on the unceded and unsurrendered lands of the Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:l ̱ ō and Səl ̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam) Nations. Allison’s maternal roots are based in maskotewisipiy (High Prairie,
Alberta), Treaty 8. She is an active member of the arts community and is currently Co-Chair of the Eyelevel Artist Run Centre Board.

Allison holds a Master in Fine Art, a Bachelor in Art History, and a Bachelor in Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Her work has been exhibited nationally in The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, and Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick. She has had solo exhibitions at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, the Owens Art Gallery, The Museum of Natural History, and The New Gallery. Allison has received grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Arts Nova Scotia and Canada Council for the Arts and is the recipient of this years’ Melissa Levin Award from the
Textile Museum of Canada. Allison’s work has been shown in Canadian Art, Esse and Visual Arts News.

Check out Carrie’s recent QR beading project, commissioned by PAVED Arts and featured on AKA’s tofeelclose platform: nisitohtamowin  (a nêhiyawin/cree word for understanding or self-in-relation)!

To register for this workshop, email