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SOLD OUT Workshop: Introduction to Quillwork with Tashina

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A photograph on a yellow background of a jewelry bust with a colourful quillwork pendant. Text reads, "Introduction to Quillwork".

Traditional practices have origins that are spiritual and material, and many have histories that are thousands of years old. Quillwork is no exception. This workshop will respectfully explore this beautiful and intricate practice.

This one-day workshop will explore the practice of preparing, dyeing, and working with quills. Beginner to intermediate quill workers are welcome to participate. In this experience, you will be able to work with quills to create your own decorative pendant using the wrapping method. All materials will be provided to create a quillwork pendant and necklace. The workshop will also include a unique opportunity to tour the Museum Galleries and a behind-the-scenes experience that will allow you to view some of the Manitoba Museum’s collection of historical quillwork.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch; light refreshments and snacks will be provided.


About the Artist

A young woman wearing a traditional Anishinaabe dress holding up a beaded blanket, bandolier bag, and fan.Tashina Houle-Schlup is a 25-year-old Anishinaabe woman with ancestral ties to Ebb & Flow FN, Manitoba. Tashina has been deeply immersed in Indigenous art forms throughout her life, with a special focus on the exquisite art of quillwork. Under the name “Quillwork by Tashina,” she runs her own small business, where she skillfully crafts modern pieces like earrings alongside traditional creations such as moccasins, bags, and knife cases.

What captivates Tashina about quillwork is its profound connection to the land, as it, in its traditional form, relies solely on natural and sustainable materials. This ancestral craft has been cherished and passed down through generations long before the arrival of European influence.

In 2021, Tashina successfully completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from Brandon University, further enriching her knowledge and understanding of cultural heritage. Currently, she holds the esteemed position of Head of Indigenous Programming & Engagement at the Manitoba Museum, where she continues to promote and share the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous communities.

For more information, please contact Corinne at CAntoniuk@ManitobaMuseum.ca.

$95* for the General Public
$90* for Manitoba Museum Members

(Prices include tax)

This workshop is now SOLD OUT. 

To be added to the waitlist for future workshops, please contact Corinne at CAntoniuk@ManitobaMuseum.ca.


April 28
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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