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Salish weaving workshops back by popular demand

Salish weaving workshops back by popular demand

The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives’ recent Summer Weaving Workshop Series proved so popular, staff have added two new sessions for fall:  Weaving a Cedar Journal Cover (just in time to add a distinctive touch to Back to School) on Saturday, September 14; and a repeat of the sold-out Berry Basket Weaving on Saturday, September 28. The one-day events run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee for each workshop is $85. No previous experience is necessary, but preregistration is a must.

Local self-taught weaver Jessica Casey draws on her Coast Salish and Portugese heritage to share the intricate skills of weaving in cedar and other natural fibers. Combining traditional Coast Salish construction and design with her own artistic vision, she creates beautifull hats, baskets and mats. Her work is avidly collected and now available at notable art galleries in the Lower Mainland.

Weaving proved to be addictive for many of the August participants, who signed up for more than one class. To avoid disappointment, stop by the Museum in Gibson’s Landing (opposite the Post Office) or call 604-886-8232 to register.

Submitted by SCMA

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