Finger weaving is a traditional way of making belts and sashes without the need for a loom or any other equipment. The ceinture fléchée is a brightly coloured finger woven sash worn by voyageurs during the Fur Trade era. This is probably the most well-know example of finger weaving. Every participant starts by learning basic patterns and completing several small projects. Participants slowly work their way towards the 'colour change' technique, which is used in the most complicated sash designs. You will leave with all the fundamentals needed to make a celebrated ceinture fléchée worn by Voyageurs, Metis people and others. All of the necessary materials are included. No experience is necessary.

For this workshop the instructor teaches from 10:00am to 4:00pm. You are, however, welcome to practice weaving with help and guidance from the instructor until the Museum closes at 5:00pm.

To book this workshop of for more information, email or call 705.748.9153 x206.


October 4, 2014

10:00am – 4:00pm

Member Pricing: $93.60*

Non-Member Pricing: $104.00*

*There are no additional taxes on workshop fees.

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