Métis Finger Weaving Workshop

Cree8.ca: Métis Fingerweaving Workshop
Chantal Chagnon and Matt Hilterman will be hosting a weekend of Métis Fingerweaving.
Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1) – Saturday, December 12, 2015
Advanced Fingerweaving (Level 2 & 3) – Sunday, December 13, 2015

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, December 12, 2015
Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1)
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chateau Chagnon
1940 – 26th Avenue SW

Sunday, December 13, 2015
Advanced Fingerweaving (Level 2 & 3)
Level 2 – 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 3 – 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chateau Chagnon
1940 – 26th Avenue SW

All materials will be provided, including:

  • Yarn
  • Dowels
  • Measuring board
  • Safety pins

We humbly request the following for the workshops;
$30/person for Saturday – Introduction to Fingerweaving (Level 1)
$30/person for Sunday – Advanced Fingerweaving (Level 2 & 3)
$50/person for both days – Last workshop attendees can take $10 off Sunday's Session
This includes all instruction and materials. 


Register Online Below or:

Cheque/Money Order Mail or Drop off to:
    Chantal Chagnon
    1940 – 26th Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2T 1E3

Email Transfer: [email protected]

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

December 12, 2015 at 2:00pm - December 13, 2015
Chateau Chagnon
1940 26 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2T 1E3
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$50.00 Métis Fingerweaving
Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13
$30.00 Introduction to Métis Fingerweaving
Saturday, December 12
$30.00 Advanced Métis Fingerweaving
Sunday, December 13
$20.00 Advanced Métis Fingerweaving - Previous Class Attendee
Sunday, December 13

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