Weave Your Own Metis Sash

Online Cultural Teachings – Register Any Time!

This workshop includes a series of videos to lead you through the history & traditions, design, warping, & weaving processes for making Metis Sashes; 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 a custom sayncheur flayshii (Metis sash), emblem of the Metis people, on an easy & efficient rigid heddle hand loom. This is a wonderful cultural hobby with beautiful traditions, taught via video with a “follow along at your own pace” vibe.

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

In a series of videos, we’ll begin with the basics and work our way up to creating your personalized version of the famous red river sash, based on L’Assomption sashes worn by the Metis of Red River in the 1800’s, in your choice of colors. There are 2 projects in this workshop – the first project arrives ready to begin and is suitable for ages 10-100 (or younger with the help of an adult).

We’ll have a Zoom video meeting to begin with questions & teachings, as well as a video meeting partway through 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 – we will teach you everything you need to know to make your own custom sash!

Details & Registration:

$260.00 per person (includes loom, supplies, 1 year access to online videos & patterns.

Click the “Add to Cart” button to register now via PayPal:

Online Zoom Meetings are on-going, we meet once per month and you can attend as many as you like. There are 2 teachings, alternating months. Looms can be ordered any time. You have 1 year from your sign up date to access all online materials including videos, patterns, Zoom meetings and bonus content.

Workshop Cost is $260 CDN and includes your loom and supplies, shipping within most of Canada, instructional online video series, and Q&A sessions with the instructor via Zoom. If you have already purchased a loom from Kodiak Herbal, you can join this workshop for $160 ($100 off) by emailing the instructor at Kalyn@KodiakHerbal.com. Please note: If you sign up via Thinkific.com, the price will be listed in USD.

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 (MST 7pm): Zoom Meeting Dates are listed in the Thinkific online course. Registered participants, please check the Announcements section to view invites to the Zoom meetings for instructor Q&A sessions.

Zoom meetings are also announced on the private Facebook group I Made My Own Sash Club – please join us there to meet the community of Metis weavers as we share our weaving experiences!

Please see accessibility info & our workshop policies here.