Porcupine Quill Barrette

Saturday, November 17th ~ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Kim Muskratt

Learn how to work with porcupine quills to create a unique, hand-crafted barrette. Participants will be taught traditional methods of quilling including the harvesting of quills and birch bark, dyeing quills and quilling into birch bark.

Instructor Bio: Instructor Wassaya-Kwe (Kim Muskratt), is a member of Hiawatha First Nation, Mississauga’s of Rice Lake. She sits with the Turtle Clan as a life giver, water walker, medicine Kwe and Grandmother. As a knowledge keeper, she has dedicated her life to learning and passing her teachings and experiences on to the youth. Her traditional name is Waasaya Kwe which, when translated, means Bright Light Woman, the strength of which she is proud of. Waasaya Kwe travels along the red road living Mino Bimaadiziwin (the good life) and she continues to learn more about our Sacred Medicines and the healing powers they bring while following in the same path as her ningichi-ookomis lived. Kim Muskratt learned this art of Porcupine Quillings from an Elder in her community. Porcupine Quilling is a lost art and Kim is eager to pass on the knowledge of this lost Anishinaabe art.

Location: Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building, Lang Pioneer Village Museum, 146 Lang Road, Keene

Cost: $75.00 + HST = $84.75 (at registration) + $20 fee for supply kit (at the workshop)
Kit includes porcupine quills and birch bark

For more information or to register, please contact the Museum at 705-295-6694 or email info@langpioneervillage.ca. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 3.


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