Métis Ribbon Skirt Workshop

Ribbon skirts are an historical and traditional form of identity
among Indigenous women. Learning to construct one for
yourself is honouring Métis women’s heritage and culture.

Each time we put on our skirt, we are reminded of the roles of
women. We are reminded of how to honour and protect ourselves,
and how to carry ourselves. Ribbon skirts come in different colours
and hold different meanings to the women who wear them.

Participants of this intermediate class are welcome to bring their own
materials – please refer to materials list, or purchase package from
Métis Crossing. Please indicate dress size when you register.

Date: (To be rescheduled post COVID19 restrictions)
Time:11:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $75.00 plus $50.00 for materials

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
• Expert instruction by Knowledge Holder and Métis artist,
Lilyrose Meyers
• Materials list:
• 2-4m of cotton fabric and matching colour thread
• 1.5 – 2m of 1 inch wide elastic for waist
• Various colours of fabric/satin ribbon in same length of fabric
• Métis Grub Box

Advance bookings required.
To book please contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229
or metiscrossing@metis.org 

Traditional Twined Woven Bag Workshop

As traditional clothing had no pockets, the Métis crafted
these bags in order to carry their small personal items.

During this small workshop you will learn about the historic as well
as contemporary methods and the materials used for these bags. You
will also create and take home your very own personal woven bag.

Date: Post COVID19 Restrictions 
Time:11:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $75.00

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
• Expert instruction by Knowledge Holder and Métis artist,
Lilyrose Meyers
• All supplies to complete your own personal small woven bag
• Métis Grub Box

Advance bookings required.
To book please contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229
or metiscrossing@metis.org

Silver Berry Seed Workshop

Make a pair of beautifully unique earrings using a traditional
natural item used for decorating – silver berry seeds! Also
called wolf willow seeds, these traditional and decorative
seeds are often seen in jewelry, clothing and trim. They are
an important part of Métis cultural and artistic expression.

You will learn important tips and tricks used to identify, process
and then combine various materials to create stunning pieces of
wearable art.

Course also includes important tips and tricks in using findings and
combining different materials to make stunning pieces of wearable art.

Date: Post COVID19 Restrictions
Time:11:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $75.00

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
• Expert instruction by Métis artist, Krista Leddy
• All supplies to complete a set of earrings
• Métis Grub Box

Advance bookings required.
To book please contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229
or metiscrossing@metis.org

Wall Pocket Workshop

In the mid 1800’s Métis women created decorative Wall
pockets to store small household or personal items as well as
to provide bright color to decorate their homes.

Resourcefully, they used a variety of materials including wool,
birchbark or leather, and decorated their Wall pockets with beautiful
beadwork, embroidery and porcupine quills.

Instruction will include an introduction to embroidery, ribbon
embroidery and wool tufting.

Date: Post COVID19 Restrictions
Time:11:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $75.00

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
• Expert instruction by Knowledge Holder and Métis artist,
Lilyrose Meyers
• All supplies to complete one Wall pocket
• Métis Grub Box

Advance bookings required.
To book please contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229
or metiscrossing@metis.org

Métis Capote Making Workshop

The Capote is a must have garment for Métis winter survival.

In this small workshop you will be guided by guest Métis artist
Orlean Lizotte, and using traditional stitching and decoration you will
transform a wool blanket into a beautiful Métis coat.

Date: Post COVID19 Restrictions 
Time:11:00am – 5:00pm
Price: $300 with blanket
$200 without blanket

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
• Instruction by guest Métis artist, Orlean Lizotte
• All supplies for one capote
• Métis Grub Box

Advance bookings required.
To book please contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229
or metiscrossing@metis.org

Intro to Fingerweaving Workshop

Fingerweaving is the traditional method to create the
beautiful and iconic Métis sash.

In this small workshop you will be taught 3 basic methods to create
woven cloth and will take home some of your own creations.

Date: Post COVID19 Restrictions
Time:11:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $75.00

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
• Expert instruction by Métis artist, Krista Leddy
• All supplies
• Métis Grub Box

Advance bookings required.
To book please contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229
or metiscrossing@metis.org

Moss Bags Workshop

Moss Bags are the decorated ways to securely wrap a baby,
which was and still is an important child-rearing tool for
Métis families. They can be simple to elaborately decorated,
depending on the use and family tradition.

In this workshop participants will make one Moss Bag, receive
teachings on how to use them, and learn some durable and washable
decorative techniques.

Participants will need to bring a sewing machine and should be
proficient in the use of their machine.

Date: Available Post COVID19 Restrictions
Time:11:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $100.00

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
• Expert instruction by Métis Knowledge Holder and artist,
• Lilyrose Meyers
• All supplies
• Métis Grub Box

Advance bookings required.
To book please contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229
or metiscrossing@metis.org

Trapper Hat Workshop

Keep warm the traditional Métis way with a trapper style
hat. Learn how to cut, piece, and hand stitch wool fabric to
create this essential and stylish winter accessory.

Participants may bring their own fur for trimming, if desired.

Date: (To be rescheduled post COVID19 restrictions) 
Time:11:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $100.00

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
• Expert instruction by Knowledge Holder & Métis artist,
Lilyrose Meyers
• All supplies needed to make a wool trapper hat
• Métis Grub Box

Advance bookings required.
To book please contact Métis Crossing at 780-656-2229
or metiscrossing@metis.org