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Coast Salish Weaving Series at museum

Coast Salish Weaving Series at museum

new matt lovegroveThe Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives is proud to present the Coast Salish Weaving Series featuring weaving workshops and a Curator’s Talk this February. In collaboration with the Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre, Tems Swiya Museum and cultural practitioners Jessica Silvey and Tsawaysia Spukwus, this is your chance to immerse yourself in the deep tradition of Coast Salish weaving through hands-on workshops and presentations.

On Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10am – 4:30pm, join Jessica Silvey for a wool weaving workshop where you will learn to weave a scarf or wall hanging in the Coast Salish tradition. Jessica is a master weaver from the Sechelt Nation and a shining light in the revival of Coast Salish weaving tradition on the Sunshine Coast.

The following weekend on Saturday, Feb. 11, we are very excited to welcome curators Alison Pascal (Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre) and Raquel Joe (Tems Swiya Museum) who will give a Curator’s Talk on the cultural significance of Coast Salish weaving from 1pm-2:30pm. You will learn about the importance of woven blankets, the harvesting of mountain goat fur to make wool, and other fascinating facts about Coast Salish weaving.

Closing out the series will be a cedar weaving workshop with Tsawaysia Spukwus of the Squamish Nation on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11am-1:30pm. Weave a headband, coin purse and/or a bookmarker using cedar weaving techniques while learning about Squamish culture through Tsawaysia’s vibrant storytelling. Our current feature exhibit, Syets-chet Ihen-tumulh txwchelhk w-anam/Our Stories Woven through Time, explores Coast Salish weaving and is co-curated by the Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre.

Weaving workshop prices vary, visit the Museum’s website for more info. Call 604-886-8232 to register. Curator’s Talk is Admission by Donation.

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