Desoto State Park

Seed Bead Looming Demo

Event Dates:
June 10, 2023, 10:00 am
June 10, 2023, 3:00 pm
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Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Serious Skills Series: Seed Bead Looming Demo

Hosted by DeSoto State Park. The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors.


This historic form of beaded artwork Native American beadwork, like quill work before it, is a decorative art form.   Bead weaving is sacred to many cultures all over the world. In North America, seed beads were introduced to the American Indians through trade in the mid 1800s. Before seed beads were traded, the First People’s used shell, pearl, bone, teeth, stone, etc. The materials that were used depended on the location of each group, with different tribes used different colors and patterns. Local artist Mariah Clough will demonstrate seed bead looming and have several finished pieces on display.

Come by anytime, no pre-registration required (Please note demo may be postponed due to wet conditions)

Date: June 10, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama-Country Store & Information Center on County Road 89

Fee: Free and open to everyone, stop by anytime for demo.  For any information, call 256.997.5025 or email