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Salish Weaving

**The looms can be booked through the Ray & Millie Silver Library**

Warped small loom for each student (maximum 17 looms = 34 students) to produce their own weaving.
The presentation will begin with an explanation on the importance of Salish weaving to the Stó:lō people and explain the traditional weaving process from gathering the fleece to wearing the blankets. Examples of weaving patterns will be available for students to examine.
Elementary students will complete a small weaving that could be used as a personal wall hanging or as a gift. Middle School Students will complete a personal woven bracelet/cuff.
Materials required will be sent to the school by the Indigenous Centre prior to this presentation.

Classroom Preparation:

  • Laptop and projector with speakers is required
  • Desks cleared
  • Teacher may consider inviting one or two parents to assist students with their weaving.
  • Students arranged into pairs

Students will need:

  • Materials provided by the Indigenous Centre

Time Frame:

Elementary Schools: one full day
Middle Schools: 3 scheduled block times are needed