Beading & Tufting with Michelle Sound

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


In connection to the Labour’s Trace exhibition, learn traditional and contemporary beading and caribou-hair tufting practices with Guest Artist Michelle Sound.

At this workshop, participants will learn to produce three-dimensional shapes with caribou hair by stitching and trimming bundles of hair and circling the completed tuft with beadwork. Tufting requires great patience and a sure, steady hand. Come and learn about the tradition of this craft, developed by Métis women artists Katherine Bouvier and Madeleine Lafferty in the early 1900s.

Because these techniques take time, we ask that you plan on attending for the duration of the workshop.

Registration required, $10 fee includes all materials.  Limited to 12 participants, ages 18+.

About the Guest Artist:
Visual artist and educator Michelle Sound is Swan River First Nation Cree and Red River Métis born and raised in Coast Salish territory. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University, School for the Contemporary Arts, and her Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD). Michelle is currently the Aboriginal Program Assistant at ECUAD. She has exhibited at numerous galleries and festivals, including Pushing Boundaries: Contemporary Indigenous Art at North Vancouver Arts Council, Schayilhen and Kwèykw`áystway: Speaking With One Another at Talking Stick Festival, and nākateyimisowin/Taking Care of Oneself  an Ottawa mural exhibition curated by Joi Arcand.



Above: Tufting with Caribou Hair. Photo by Michelle Sound.