McMinnville - Red Thread Circle making Rose Beads

PNW Women's Intentional Creativity Community
PNW Women's Intentional Creativity Community
Public group

Currents Back Door Studio

585 NE 2nd · McMinnville, OR

How to find us

The Back Door Studio at Currents Gallery is easily accessible from the Second Street entrance. Parking behind the building, or across the street in the Co-op ministry parking lot.

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For centuries, we're enjoyed roses, and saved flowers from special occasions. Have you wished there was a way you could capture the fragrance summer's favorite flower?

*The Rose,* by Ann Mayhew, illustrated by Michael Pollard, includes "myths, Folklore and Legend." Ann writes, "The rosary is believed to have originated in the Orient, and is used as a devotional aid in many religions. ...In the East, Rose-beads are still made. Dried rose petals are crushed to powder, moistened with rose water and formed into pellets, which are strung, dried and polished, ready for use."

Growing up, we had a rose bead necklace my grandmother Mary made decades before, and I made the inner necklace pictured in the 70s. Over the years, I've perfected the method, and love sharing this ancient practice! You're invited to Join us and learn to create beads of your own.

I provide Tea and snacks, a simple project & sisterhood.

**In Red Thread Circles, we come together and interweave the common threads of our stories. Circles are held around the world, and are for women who wish to gather with others as we share stories and a simple creative project which holds the energy of our visions for ourselves and the future.

From teachers to social workers, new moms to retirees, lawyers to elder support, doctors to therapists, victim advocates to bank tellers ... We all know this is a time for coming together. The Red Thread helps weave our circle, won't you join us?

($20- suggested, to cover room rental, instruction & supplies)

Red Thread topics include: Medicine Basket, Soul Vision cards (your own affirmation cards), Lotus Wisdom, Vision Plans, Biz-Muse, House of the Heart, Roots and Wings, Heal the Healer, Rose Beads, Prayer Flags, & Medicine Woman.

* Would you like to arrange a paint party for your friends with a Red Thread Twist? Paint With Pals parties feature a theme painting of your choice, and a fun way to celebrate friendships, milestone events, or just get together. These are a lovely alternative to the popular "cookie cutter" parties! We're happy to work with you to find the theme for your group.

* If you live in the Portland area, and are interested in hosting a Red Thread Circle, Paint with Pals party, or intentional Creativity playshop in your home or center, please let us know!!