Traditional Art Workshops

MossBag
Métis Mossbag Workshop

Join us for traditional Métis  art of making moss bags

 

Moss bags, also known as moss pouches, were traditionally used by the Métis  people to carry and swaddle infants. The bags were filled with sphagnum moss, which helped to keep the baby dry and comfortable. The moss bags were often decorated with ribbon and embroidery, adding a personal touch to the traditional baby carrier. 

Making your own moss bag can be a fun and creative project. 

This all day workshop is led by a Traditional Teacher and Knowledge Holder,  and participants will learn and practice various aspects of moss bag making, weaving techniques, and finishing touches. 

These workshops are a great opportunity for individuals to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Métis  people and to gain hands-on experience in a traditional art form.

All materials required for the workshop will be supplied

Food & Beverage: Treat yourself to a tasty meal or refreshing drink at the on-site restaurant at the Cultural Gathering Centre. 

*Please note that food and drinks are not included in the workshop fee and will be charged separately.

Date: February 26, 2023

Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm

Price: 

  • Adults: $120/person 
  • Seniors/youth (13 – 18) $96.00/person