Métis Fingerweaving Workshop

Cree8.ca: Métis Fingerweaving Workshop

Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1) – Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Intermediate Fingerweaving (Level 2) – Wednesday, October 12, 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! 


Cree8 Calgary
4504 Dalhart Road NW


Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1)
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Intermediate Fingerweaving (Level 2)
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


All materials will be provided, including:

  • Yarn
  • Dowels
  • Measuring board
  • Safety pins (3/person)

We humbly request the following for the workshops;
$30/person for Tuesday – Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1)
$30/person for Wednesday – Intermediate Fingerweaving (Level 2)
$50/person for both days – Last workshop attendees can take $10 off Wednesday's Session 

Please pre-register Online Below or:
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
If you would like to make payment arrangements, or need sponsorship to attend – or – If you would like to donate in full or part to give someone the opportunity to attend, your generous gift would be very much appreciated. For additional information or to register, please contact;
    Chantal Chagnon
    [email protected]

 *We will have coffee, tea, water, juice, and snacks. Let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/313086912381231/


October 11, 2016 at 5:30pm - October 12, 2016
Cree8 Calgary, 4504 Dalhart Road NW, Calgary, AB, T3A-1B7

Buy Tickets

$50.00 Métis Fingerweaving Workshop (Levels 1 & 2)
October 11 & 12, 2016
$30.00 Intermediate Fingerweaving (Level 2)
Wednesday, October 12
$30.00 Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1)
Tuesday, October 11


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  • Chantal Chagnon
    published this page 2016-09-28 13:18:54 -0600