Looming the Red River Sash

Sat & Sun 12-4pm, Nov 2nd & 3rd 2019

Be a part of the first hand-looming sash class ever in Calgary!

Create your own custom ceinture flechee to show your Metis pride. We will begin with the famous red river pattern, based on the assomption sashes worn by Red River traders in the 1800’s.

Along with teachings about the history and meaning of the “arrow-belt” sash, we will provide looms, yarn, heddles, combs and other necessary supplies to take home with you after the workshop.

Warping, threading and troubleshooting are an important part of this workshop as well. Working with a local craftsman who hand-makes the looms, we have been able to bring the price of the loom & heddle kits down to $80 each. If you already have your own loom and know how to tie-on for craft-weight yarn, you can bring it along for a discount on your workshop fee.

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This workshop takes place in the cozy Herbal Healing apothecary in central Calgary. There is space for about 12 participants. Children about 12 years and up can learn to weave, but may require the help of their guardian. All minors must be accompanied and supervised by their parent or guardian.

Registered participants will receive an email to their PayPal address 1 week before the workshop. You do NOT need a PayPal account to register, you can choose to check-out as a guest with a credit card instead. Kodiak Herbal never receives access to your private payment information.

Please see accessibility info & our workshop policies here.