Métis Fingerweaving Workshop

Chantal Chagnon and Matt Hilterman will be hosting a weekend of Métis Fingerweaving.
Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1) – Saturday, February 27, 2016
Advanced Fingerweaving (Level 2 & 3) – Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Art of Fingerweaving:
The art of fingerweaving originated among the First Nations of the Eastern Woodlands. As they began trading with the French, they acquired wool, and the belts woven by the First Nations became colourful. These colourful belts were so beautiful that the French adopted them as well! As French fur traders began to move west, many of them took wives from Western First Nations. Their children, the Métis, carried on the fur trade tradition, sporting the sash of their forefathers. To this day, the sash is an integral part of Métis culture, and the art of finger weaving has become one of our proudest traditions!

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1)
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chateau Chagnon
4504 Dalhart Road NW

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Advanced Fingerweaving (Level 2 & 3)
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chateau Chagnon
4504 Dalhart Road NW

All materials will be provided, including:

  • Yarn
  • Dowels
  • Measuring board
  • Safety pins

We humbly request the following for the workshops;
$40/person for Saturday – Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1)
$40/person for Sunday – Advanced Fingerweaving (Level 2 & 3)
$60/person for both days – Last workshop attendees can take $10 off Sunday's Session
This includes all instruction and materials. 

  • By Email Transfer: [email protected]
  • We also accept cheque or money order, mail or drop off to:
          Chantal Chagnon
          4504 Dalhart Road NW
          Calgary, Alberta
          T3A 1B7
  • Register Online Below

For questions, concerns, information or to register, please contact;
Chantal Chagnon – 403-404-7664 – [email protected]

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/175325322833433/

February 27, 2016 at 2:00pm - February 28, 2016
Chateau Chagnon
Chantal Chagnon · · 4034047664
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$60.00 Métis Fingerweaving Workshop (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February 28
$40.00 Advanced Métis Fingerweaving (Levels 2 & 3)
Sunday, February 28, 2016
$40.00 Introduction to Métis Fingerweaving
Saturday, February 27, 2016
$30.00 Advanced Métis Fingerweaving - Previous Class Attendee
Sunday, February 28, 2016

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