Squamish Nation Wool Weaving

April 14 - April 14
3–5 p.m.

Join Spelexilh, Anjeanette Dawson – a traditional wool weaver, knowledge keeper, storyteller, and Indigenous Educator from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) – to make your own wool weaving. In this two-part workshop, you will learn to weave using a loom, while learning about the history of wool weaving, the revival of Squamish wool weaving, and the teachings that go with weaving. All materials provided. Suitable for beginners. 

You will have ample time in the first two-hour session to set up your loom and learn basic weaving techniques. Anjeanette will demonstrate twining and other techniques she uses to create shawls, blankets, sashes, headbands, and belts. Looms and woven pieces will be securely stored between sessions for finishing at the second session. 

Anjeanette Dawson (Spelexílh) has been involved in Indigenous Education for over 30 years. She received her Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Education – Education for Reconciliation from Simon Fraser University in 2019. She is currently completing a Master of Education at Simon Fraser University, Indigenous Education: Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Resurgence. 

Location: The Music Box, Harmony Room (downstairs), 1564 Argyle Avenue 
Sunday, April 14 and 21, 2024

Cost: $75 (includes all materials)

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 165129 ) or register online.