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Folk School Class: Voyageur Sash Weaving

voyageur sash

Monday, February 10, 2020
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $30 Materials: $10
**Register by Feb. 7

In this class, we will learn the basic skills of fingerweaving, a non-loom weaving technique used during the fur trade to create the colorful sashes worn by the Voyageurs. These sashes, called “ceinture flechee,” were a sought-after trade item produced primarily by Native and Metis women. We will weave a small piece suitable for a bookmark or other small item. Register by Friday, February 7.

About the instructor: LynnAnne Vesper is a fur trade history buff and has guided canoe trips in the Ely area for about 20 years. Before moving to Ely she lived the life of a Voyageur in Concordia Language Villages’ summer programs. LynnAnne studied French in college, including a semester in France. She is happy to share her knowledge of history and the French language. Register Here

Feb 10 2020


Date: February 10
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $40
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Ely Folk School 209 E Sheridan St Ely, MN 55731

2 E Sheridan St United States


Ely Folk School
Phone: 218-235-0138
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