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Ribbon Skirt workshop

Join us for Métis Ribbon skirt workshop, where participants will learn about the traditional Métis Ribbon skirt and how to create one.

Join us to learn about the traditional Métis Ribbon skirt and how to create one.

  • 2 days
  • 96.00 - 120.00
  • Groups of up to 10

The workshop includes instruction on the history and cultural significance of the ribbon skirt, as well as the techniques for beadwork and ribbon-work. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own Métis Ribbon skirt under the guidance of an experienced instructor. These workshops can be a great way for people to connect with Métis culture and learn traditional skills.

What's included

  • All materials required for the workshop such as fabric and ribbons
  • Traditional Teacher and Knowledge Holder
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Sewing machine is not included (must bring your own)

Itinerary

Day one: April 6, 2024, 11am – 4pm
Day two: April 7, 2024, 10am – 3pm

Location: MC CGC/Red Barn at Métis Crossing

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About your instructor: Knowledge Holder, Lilyrose Meyers

I am a kokum that is very proud of her Métis heritage. My life has been enriched with experiences of life on a trapline, farming, horse trainer, truck driver, equipment operator, boiler room assistant, gas bar manager and transportation and supervision for family services.I am a long time Métis artisan, doll maker, fiber artist, nester, baker, teacher, thrift store shopper and lover of giving old things a new purpose.

I love teaching and sharing my many Métis crafts with people who love to make handcrafted items.

I have resided on Buffalo Lake Métis settlement for 41 years. I was born and raised on a traditional Métis farm north of High Prairie Alberta where I learned how to snare rabbits, ride horses, and live off the land.

I was raised in an old hand-hewn log home. Today I am blessed to be the Knowledge Keeper and Teacher at Métis Crossing. There I get to share my life experience with many people from all walks of life, so they learn who the Métis people are.

It is extremely important that our young people learn these traditional cultural skills to they can them pass down to the next generations. For it is through our children that our Métis heritage will survive and thrive.

My husband Jerry makes me happy and proud. My children make me smile with pride and humble me with their love. My family and friends are special, supportive and are an anchor in my life.

What you will experience

Discover past
and present

Deepen your understanding of Métis heritage through stories from our experienced guides and traditional knowledge-keepers.

Find your
connection

Connect to the Métis way of life through the sharing of practices, traditions, and foods central to Métis culture.

Learn by
living

Participate in unique activities designed to bring you closer to Métis past, present and future.

Feed your
understanding

Experience the healing potential of this powerful place, through a new appreciation for our land, wildlife and shared history. 

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Common Questions

Do I need prior experience in sewing or beadwork to participate in the workshop?

No prior experience in sewing or beadwork is necessary to participate in the workshop. The workshop is designed for participants of all skill levels, and the experienced instructor will provide step-by-step guidance throughout the process.

What materials are provided for the workshop?

Basic materials for creating the Métis Ribbon skirt, including fabric, ribbons, beads, needles, and thread, will be provided for participants. However, participants are welcome to bring their own materials if they prefer.

Will I be able to complete my ribbon skirt within the two-day workshop?

While participants will make significant progress on their ribbon skirt during the workshop, it’s possible that additional time may be needed to complete the project, depending on the complexity of the design and the pace of the participant.

Yes, your skirt should be completed within the two-days.

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