Coast Salish Wool Weaving With Jessica Silvey

Saturday January 20 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Join master weaver Jessica Silvey for a one-day wool weaving workshop and learn about the cultural significance and history of Coast Salish weaving. Guided by Silvey, participants will practice the traditional weaving techniques of the twill and the twine and take home the wall hanging they create. Jessica is a self-taught weaver of Coast Salish and Portugese descent of the Silvey family in Egmont, BC. The workshop is organized in conjunction with our newest exhibit, The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving.

“Weave – to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole. Many of my childhood hours were spent with my paternal grandmother in the forest. It is my favourite place to be, surrounded by cedar trees and silence. I have learned traditional techniques from research, as well as trial and error. I harvest and prepare my own materials. When I am ready to weave, the most time consuming work has been completed. Weaving is my passion and therapy for my soul.” – Jessica Silvey

Workshop cost per person (includes museum admission, all materials and refreshments)
Adult | $140
Youth + Student + Senior | $125
Indigenous peoples + MOA Members + UBC Students/Staff/Faculty | $115

All ages welcome, children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary. Limited to 25 participants only.

All images courtesy Jessica Silvey.

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