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    2015 Finger Weaving – Ceinture Flechees Workshop

    Finger Weaving – Ceinture Flechees


    1 Day (5 hour) Workshop Saturday, March 28, 2015            IMG_1855
    10 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
    Location: KAGS, 420 O’Connell Rd., Peterborough

    Maximum of 6 students
    Description: Finger-weaving is the traditional weave for the ceintures fléchées sashes of the voyageurs and the Métis. The sash was used by Voyageurs during the fur trade as an important part of their everyday clothing. They have become historical sashes for First Nations Peoples.

    In this one day workshop you will learn the basics of finger weaving techniques and weave at least 2 sashes. The first sash will follow a basic technique and be suitable for a bookmark or bracelet. Subsequent sashes woven will further explore design, colour and technique.

    For further information, please contact Jo Harris, 705-745-0869 or joharris8@gmail.com