Traditional Art Workshops

Wall Pocket
Wall Pocket Workshop

Join us for a Métis Wall Pocket handcraft workshop where you will learn basic embroidery skills, wool tufting and the history of wall pockets in the Métis culture.

During the mid-1800s, Métis women crafted these functional and decorative pieces from materials such as stroud, birch bark, or leather. They would then embellish them with intricate beadwork, embroidery, or porcupine quills.

 Wall pockets were an important accessory in the Métis home and were used to store items such as rosaries, bibles, and personal belongings. This handy and decorative piece will be a great addition to your home.

During the workshop, you will learn how to create your own wall pocket using techniques such as basic embroidery, ribbon embroidery, and wool tufting. This is a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Métis culture and learn traditional craft techniques in a hands-on setting.

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: March 19, 2023

Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm

Price:

  • Adults: $99/person
  • Seniors & Youth (12-18): $79.20/person