Cedar Pull and Weaving workshop with Wayne Bell

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Saturday, May 5th, 2018
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Museum at Campbell River offering opportunity to learn cedar bark harvesting and use from renowned artist Wayne Bell

Cedar bark harvesting is an ancient and respected tradition amongst the peoples of this area. Archaeologists working on the coast have recovered artifacts made from cedar bark that are more than 3000 years old.  Clothing, mats, sails, canoe bailers, baskets, and rope were all made from cedar bark.  The Museum at Campbell River is offering a opportunity to experience a Cedar Pull and to learn basic Cedar Weaving with renowned artist Wayne Bell.  On Saturday, May 5 participants will meet at the Museum at 9 am to travel to a forest site and participate in a two hour traditional Cedar Pull. Following the Pull, participants will return to the Museum to learn the basics of Cedar Weaving using the inner bark from the Pull. Wayne will demonstrate basic approaches to cedar weaving, using as examples roses, rings, bracelets, rope, coasters and simple baskets.  This hands-on workshop will be held at the Museum from 1 to 3 pm.   On Sunday, May 6 as part of Vancouver Island Fiber Fest, Wayne will be leading a second workshop, meeting at the Museum at 8am, and following up with a weaving workshop from 12-2 at the Community Centre, where the public is welcome to come and observe.

Hereditary Chief Wayne Bell is from the Mamalilikulla Nation. He has been teaching Cedar Bark Weaving for over 30 years in Vancouver School District and Campbell River School District, as well as with the Museum. 

The cost for the day is $95.00 per person, with a 10% discount being offered for Museum members.  Participants must come prepared with a lunch and wear clothing and footwear suitable for wet forest conditions. A hatchet is also recommended.  Space is limited. Call the Museum at 287-3103 to register.