Metis ‘Octopus Bags’ – Live & Social Distanced

Herbal Healing Apothecary (2410 2nd Ave SE Calgary) Saturday, November 28th 10am-4pm

The ‘Octopus Bag’ has a fascinating history! Considering the land-locked position of the Metis Homeland, you might wonder how this piece of regalia got such a unique name.

We will share the story and the history of the octopus bag (also known as a ‘fire-bag’) and discuss how to use and wear these lovely cultural pieces, while constructing octopus bags of our own. A variety of colored felted cloth, decorating materials and the necessary tools will be provided for the creation of your own individualized bag.

$105 per person

This is a social distanced workshop. Please bring a mask to wear in all common areas. Hand sanitizer and plexiglass barriers are provided for your safety. All workshops are limited to 6 people during COVID-19.

This workshop takes place in Herbal Healing apothecary in central Calgary. Children 12 years and up can attend, with their parent or guardian. We will be using scissors and sharp needles, so please keep this is mind when bringing children. 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 the grey “Pay with Credit Card or Visa Debit” button instead. Kodiak Herbal never receives access to your private payment information.

Please see accessibility info & our workshop policies here.