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Join us for a quillwork workshop with master beader, Jennine Krauchi, and Manitoba Museum Curator of Cultural Anthropology, Dr. Maureen Matthews.
The workshop will begin with a 1.5-hour introduction to the Museum’s extensive quillwork collection led by Maureen and Jennine. Participants will be introduced to the quillwork on display in the Museum Galleries and get a behind-the-scenes look at the large and historically significant quillwork collections in our museum vaults. Participants will see how porcupine quills are used as a decorative medium and played an important role in the advent of beading designs. Participants will learn about the techniques used to make quillwork designs include wrapping, sewing, plaiting and weaving, each with their own variations. The tour will give participants a greater appreciation of quillwork through the collections which emphasises pieces that show the economic and cultural vitality of specific regions of Manitoba, and work which illustrates different aesthetic approaches to porcupine quills as a decorative medium.
Following the tour, participants will get to try it out in an afternoon quillwork session with Jennine Krauchi. Participants’ will first be shown how to prepare the quills, then will learn the Zig-Zag and the Single Line technique and its application on hide. Participants will come away from the workshop with an appreciation of quillwork as both historical evidence and wearable art.
Date: January 13, 2019
Capacity: 10 max
Cost: $98 General, $88 Members