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The Visual Arts Committee at Orcas Center is honored to host members of the Squamish Nation of B.C., Canada for the art exhibit in the month of June.  The main focus will be the Salish Wool Weaving tradition which has been reclaimed by their community in a major way. In the words of  Chief Janice George, “I see this as a responsibility and am passionate about reclaiming this art.”

 

Robes and blankets are of major importance in the Salish Culture.  Wearing a robe gives strength, focus and a feeling of calmness to the wearer. “ We are taught spiritual protection is part of what we are wearing and feel the love that is put into each hand movement it takes to make the robe”, according to Chief Janice.

 

The hands-on four-hour workshop will include instruction, materials, and a presentation so participants can learn techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. No experience is required, and weavers and crafters of all levels are encouraged to attend. The workshop has a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20 students required to allow for personal instruction.

 

Weaving Workshop: 
Date: Saturday, June 1st
Time: 12:30 to 4:30
Location: Orcas Center Madrona Room
Cost:  $125 which includes instruction and materials
Class Size: Minimum 10, Maximum 20 participants
Participants will learn techniques to create a Salish Style Woven wall-hanging.
Participants will have use of looms and tools and  the wool will be provided.
You can learn more about Chief Janice George and the Salish weaving tradition at http://weavinghouse.com

Pre-registration required!

Payable by check (please bring to the Orcas Center prior to class date) or credit card by clicking the link below: