Sold Out: Coast Salish Wool Weaving Workshop with Janice George and Buddy Joseph

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:00

Photo: Bill Reid Gallery

Join instructors Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph of the L’hen Awtxw Weaving House for a rare opportunity to learn Salish wool weaving technique. 

Participants will work with Individual looms, creating a single wall hanging they can take home. Salish weaving twine and twill techniques will be taught. This workshop will also Include historical content about the cultural significance and artform of Coast Salish weaving practices. Sign up early, spaces are limited. 
 
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018
 
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
 
Admission: $80.00 (SOLD OUT)
 
To add your name to our waitlist to express your interest in a future weaving workshop with Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph, sign up here: Weaving Workshop Wait List
 
 
Chepximiya Siyam Chief Janice George and her husband, Skwetsimeltxw Willard (Buddy) Joseph have reclaimed the Salish weaving tradition and taught others throughout the Salish speaking territory and beyond. For them, it is a sacred responsibility as well as a passion. They learned to weave from Susan Pavel and Subiyay-t Bruce Miller of Skokomish in October 2003, and they are grateful to have these two as well as other spiritual, cultural, and scholarly mentors.  Their work began in Squamish Territory, weaving the technical, spiritual, and generational teachings together. Janice and Buddy integrate the Squamish teachings from their late Grandmother Kwitelut-t Lena Jacobs – an elder and knowledge keeper who was directly connected to pre contact times, as well as those of other Squamish ancestors. Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph along with Leslie Tepper, co-authored the 2017 book, Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth. Janice is a hereditary chief, trained museum curator and educator. Janice also co-organized the 1st Canada Northwest Coast Weavers Gathering, with other Squamish Nation Weavers.