Looming the Red River Sash

On-line Edition: May 15 – June 4th, 2020

This workshop includes a series of videos to lead you through the design, warping, & weaving processes, + 2 Zoom video meetings with the instructor & your very own loom & supply kit.

Become a part of the “I Made My Own Sash” club with this special on-line edition of the Metis Sash Loom Weaving workshop.

Create your custom ceinture flechee (Metis sash), emblem of the Metis people, on an artisan hand loom. This is a wonderful cultural hobby to keep you entertained, with a “follow along at your own pace” vibe.

Along with teachings about the history and meaning of the “arrow-belt” sash, we provide looms, yarn and other supplies to get you started via Canada Post.

In a series of videos, we will begin with the basics and work our way up to creating your personalized version of the famous red river sash, based on the Assomption sashes worn by Red River traders in the 1800’s, in your choice of colors.

We’ll have a Zoom video meeting partway through for questions & clarification, as well as a final video meeting to show off our handiwork. Warping, threading and troubleshooting are an important part of this beginner-level workshop. All skill levels are welcome to join us.

Details & Registration:

Videos will be released beginning May 15th, but looms can be ordered any time before or during the Months of April-June.

How to Register: Please send an email with your name and shipping address to kalyn@kodiakherbal.com, along with the number of participants. We will send you an invoice which can be paid via e-transfer or credit card.

Workshop Cost is $260 and includes your loom and supplies, shipping within most of Canada, instructional online video series, and 2 Q&A sessions with the instructor via Zoom.

If you have already purchased a loom from Kodiak Herbal, you can join this workshop for $80/person.

If you already have your own hand loom and know how to tie-on for craft-weight yarn, you can use your own loom instead, and save $100 off the workshop price.

Shipping Looms: The average shipping time for looms & supplies is 1 week across most of Canada. Shipping to the Maritime provinces, Territories or Quebec will be assessed on an individual basis.
Zoom Meeting Times: Thursday, May 28th at 7pm MST & Thursday, June 4th at 7pm MST

Registered participants will receive email links to the videos as they are posted, and Zoom meeting invites for the instructor Q&A sessions. The first video will be posted May 15th at 8pm, with new videos every 5-6 days until June 4th.

Please see accessibility info & our workshop policies here.