A challenge that has swept through Instagram for beaders across North America started in Whapmagoostui, Quebec.
Saige Mukash, 22, Cree, was a beginner at beading herself only a few years ago, but in June of this year she She was inspired from the “draw this in your style” challenges in Insta, and came up with her own.
She took to creating the ”Bead This In Your Style” challenge. The challenge is a bi-monthly activity to get beaders of all levels working on a design of Mukash’s choosing, and beaders from diverse communities have already begun to showcase their takes on her designs.
The beaders can take to Mukash’s original designs using whatever materials, colours, techniques, or styles they prefer during the time in between design styles and participants are asked to keep the finished piece personal use or gift to family or friends.
Relying on social media has become integral for sharing work, and Mukash herself runs a Facebook page under Saige Photography where she recently posted images of the Northern lights.
In 2018, the Cree photographer was one of 100-plus artists named to the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward competition.