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February 2020

Beadwork Symposium: Ziigimineshin Winnipeg 2020

February 6 - February 9
Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue
Winnipeg, R3B 0N3 Canada
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Ziigimineshin Winnipeg 2020 is the second iteration of the Beadwork Symposia, this one organized by the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) in partnership with Urban Shaman, Manitoba Museum, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art. Ziigimineshin is being held in conjunction with the following exhibitions: Endurance ….. Patience curated by Daina Warren at Urban Shaman Community Beading Table Group Show curated by Niahm Dooley at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) May the Land Remember You as You Walk Upon Its Surface curated…

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Introduction to Sprang with Carol James

February 29 - March 21
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$180 – $200

Sprang is a technique that first appeared in the Bronze Age. It recurs again and again in human history, associated with human remains in Scandinavia to Egyptian mummies to European laces to military sashes. An adaptable technique, it is time to re-visit this textile method. Explore a low-tech method for producing very stretchy cloth. Participants work on a small frame (included in the materials fee) to learn the basic stitch, how to hold the threads, how to manipulate them to…

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March 2020

Kumihimo Workshop with Susan Styrchak

March 28 at12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$45 – $50

In this workshop, Styrchak will present some of the historical connections to the kumihimo technique, and all will learn the basic movements of the braid on a disc. Hopefully, later we will have a chance to try it on the marudai, a traditional kumihimo frame. Notes will be provided of various patterns as they are formed with colour or alternate movements. A disc and bobbins will be provided along with various threads.   Workshop runs: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:30…

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