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Coast Salish Weaving Workshop | Grades 4-6
Friday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.Free
Create a small quarter bag with weaver Spelexílh Anjeanette Dawson on a cardboard loom and learn more about traditional Coast Salish wool weaving history.
What You’ll Need:
- All supplies will be provided
- If you have a 4.00mm crochet hook, please bring it
Spelexílh Anjeanette Dawson has been weaving for 19 years. She apprenticed under Willard “Buddy” Joseph and Chief Janice George. She is from the Squamish Nation and has worked in Indigenous education for 35 years. Anjeanette has a blanket measuring 6 feet by 9 feet at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler. Her next project she created was worn during the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, a fur-collared roped shawl. Anjeanette would then make two blankets measuring 68 inches by 72 inches for the Indigenous atrium at Simon Fraser University. After those commissions, Anjeanette facilitated numerous wool weaving workshops across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Anjeanette has taught over 1000 students, adults, and community members. From the youngest to the oldest, they have learned a technique used in traditional wool weaving before first contact.
Children age nine and under must have a parent or caregiver stay in the library for the duration of the program.