10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A two-day workshop
with Yvonne Jobin
Cost $250 +GST: includes materials
| must pre-register by MAY 26 | max. 15 participants
Yvonne Jobin will teach you
how to make your choice of traditional Cree or Plains style mocassins.
Yvonne is Cree First Nations originally from High Prairie, Alberta
and now living in Calgary where, among other things, she owns Moonstone
Her considerable knowledge of traditional
native culture and spirituality is reflected in her art work.
Whether for traditional use, collectors,
museums or major motion pictures, all of her art reflects a respect
for the gift of nature, the land and humankind's need to live in
balance with creation.
Jobin is dedicated to preserving
and teaching her culture through the arts and with the use of authentic
materials of her ancestors.
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
& Seamless Felt Vests
A three-day workshop
with Jorie Johnson
Cost $300 + $50 materials fee +GST
| must pre-register by JUL 31 | max. 12 participants | some felting
A unique, informative and practical
exploration of wool, hand felt making, vest design, form and function
conducted by Jorie Johnson, an internationally celebrated
artist, designer and maker who lives in Kyoto, Japan.
Johnson's innovative expression of
the 8,000-year-old central-Asian technique of felt making and the
influences of Japanese culture are clearly visible in her work;
she combines rich colours and layering techniques with materials
such as silk, rayon, and mohair.
Introduced to the traditional textile
technique in Finland in 1977 by learning to make Scandinavian felt
boots, she was immediately enchanted by the magic and power of felting.
She found her compatible expression in fiber after studying industrial
textile design (weaving and printing) for fashion and interiors.
Johnson teaches felt making techniques
and exhibits her contemporary feltworks in galleries, shops, and
museums around the world. This is her only workshop in Canada this