Salish Weaving Workshop

Our Hours:

Summer (May 18 - Sept 30)
Daily : 10am - 5pm

Winter (Oct. 1 - May 17)
Tuesday - Sunday : 12pm - 5pm

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

As part of the exhibit ‘Threads Through Time’ currently showing in the Changing Gallery, the Museum is offering a Salish Weaving workshop with textile artist Jessica Silvi.  This one-day workshop will take place on Saturday, June 7, from 10 am to 4:30 pm and participants will practice Salish Weaving with twining stitches . The workshop will focus on learning to twine the traditional Coast Salish diamond pattern, as well as a discussion of the history of Coast Salish Weaving.

Jessica Silvey was born into the Silvey family of Egmont, BC.  Jessica spent many childhood hours with her paternal Grandmother in the woods and it is still her favourite place to be, surrounded by cedar trees and silence.  Jessica is a self taught weaver of cedar bark, root and Salish wool weaving. She favours the twined patterns in Salish weaving as they enable the weaver to tell the story of the blanket. Jessica has been weaving for twenty one years; her pieces are in private collections, museums and galleries world-wide.   The cost for the workshop is $160 per person including wool.  And participants take the table loom home!  Space is limited.  Call the Museum at 287-3103 to register.