March 22 & 29: Tri-Campus Heart Berry Beading & Healing with Darci Everson (In-Person)

A small beaded strawberry sits on top of white fur.

Join us and instructor Darci Everson of Everbead for these healing beading workshops. We’ll be meeting in-person on all 3 campuses and making beaded strawberries. No previous experience is required and snacks, drinks, and all supplies will be provided. Come to decompress, practice a new skill, and take home your own strawberry! Register below and note your campus to be sent location details. These sessions are open to all students, staff, and faculty on every UofT campus.

Please note: Two sessions are required to complete the design. We will be hosting an in-person session on the dates below at UTSG and UTSC. Registration in-advance is required as we have limited capacity. The UTM and UTSC sessions are now at capacity with a waitlist. We will reach-out with further details to those who have registered!

  • Wednesday, March 22: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 29: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

About the Workshop

In Anishinaabemowin, the way you say strawberry is “ode’imin” which translates to “heart berry.” The heart berry is very important to Anishinaabe people and holds many teachings. During the workshop, Darci will share some of the teachings she has learned about the heart berry and participants will be welcome to share their teachings as well.

In this 2-part workshop, participants will learn the basics of beading and bead their very own heart berry pin or keychain. The first session will have participants learning the skill of beading and beading the strawberry. The second session, participants will learn how to finish their beadwork with backing and a beautiful beaded edge.

About Darci Everson

Darci Everson is from Lac Seul First Nation. She was born and raised in Kenora, ON and now resides in Thunder Bay, ON with her family. Darci holds two degrees – one in education and the other in psychology. In 2018, after working for a number of years and beading on the side, Darci launched a bead supply company as a side business.

She is now the owner of EverBead – a spin off from her last name, but also indicating that beadwork is “forever” and is also ever good and ever deadly. EverBead began by selling beads at a yard sale, and shortly after a friend asked Darci to create a beading kit for her daughter. Since then, EverBead has evolved into creating beading kits, traditional crafting bundles, as well as delivering workshops and tutorials.

Darci believes that beading truly is medicine and loves sharing what she has learned in her beading journey with others. In her free time, she also enjoys hiking & photography. Please check out Many Moons Photography to see some of her captures.