Finger Weaving Workshop with Maryann Borch
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
Join this fun workshop with Maryann and learn how to use old time finger-weaving to create a traditional ‘ceinture fléchée’, or arrowhead sash — one of the famous badges of the voyageur. The ceinture fléchée had many uses — it was used for warmth, as a support on the portage, as an emergency rope, and as a mark of distinction and origin. When tightly woven and treated with beeswax, it could even be used as a cup. The term ‘fléchée’ refers specifically to the original arrowhead design, but there were many other patterns.