Free Day Classes & Tours May 16
This project is based on century old Northeastern Native patterns. When glass seed beads were introduced to the Native women, they were quickly embraced as a new medium for creating fine decorative and functional objects.
A great opportunity for you to spend an exciting day learning a selection of traditional Danish pulled thread work stitches on a delightful coaster using linen threads. The coaster is enhanced by adding a lovely Scandinavian Hulsøm border - Holeseam border and hemmed with an exquisite picot edge.
‘Alexander Alligator’, a (non-charted) scissors case/pin cushion is created with fabrics, metallics, flosses and beads in greens/golds. Alexander’s mouth opens to allow scissors to be ‘swallowed’ while his ‘teeth’ (beads) help him ‘eat’ the scissors.
First Nations Artisan & Educator
Chippewas of Nawash,
An exploration of Native American Decorative Materials & Techniques. This lecture will provide insight into the creativity and ingenuity of the Indigenous Woodlands and Northeastern cultures.
Come explore the rich history of Lanark County, located to the west of Ottawa. Our first stop of the day is the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. This National Historic Site of Canada is located in the annex of the former Rosamond Woollen Company in Almonte, Ontario.
As the nation’s capital, Ottawa has been home to many important figures who have guided and shaped our country. Join us for a look at two of the historic residences of some of Canada’s most influential and colourful players in the political sphere. Our day begins with a tour of Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General as well as the reigning Canadian monarch during state visits.
Join us for a day of fun at the Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Located in Gatineau (Quebec), across the Ottawa River from the Parliament Buildings, the Museum features the Canada Hall outlining 1,000 years of Canadian history from the Viking explorations of Newfoundland circa A.D. 1000 to life in New France to the urban development of the early twentieth century.