Cedar Pull and Weaving Workshop with Wayne Bell

Our Hours:

Summer (May 18 - Sept 30)
Daily : 10am - 5pm

Winter (Oct. 1 - May 17)
Tuesday - Sunday : 12pm - 5pm

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Cedar bark harvesting is an ancient and respected tradition amongst the peoples of this area. Archaeologists working on the coast have recovered artifacts made from cedar bark that are more than 3000 years old.  Clothing, mats, sails, canoe bailers, baskets, and rope were all made from cedar bark.  The Museum at Campbell River is offering a rare opportunity to experience a Cedar Pull and to learn basic Cedar Weaving with renowned artist Wayne Bell.  On Saturday, May 25, participants will meet at the Museum at 9am to travel to a forest site and participate in a two hour traditional Cedar Pull. Following the Pull, participants will return to the Museum to learn the basics of Cedar Weaving using the inner bark from the Pull. Wayne will demonstrate basic approaches to cedar weaving, using as examples roses, rings, bracelets, rope, and coasters.  This hands-on workshop will be held at the Museum from 1 to 3 pm.

Hereditary Chief Wayne Bell is from the Mamalilikulla Nation. He has been teaching Cedar Bark Weaving for 30 years in Vancouver School District and Campbell River School District. 

The cost for the day is $90.00 per person.  Participants must come prepared with a lunch and wear clothing and footwear suitable for wet forest conditions. A hatchet is also recommended.  Space is limited. Call the Museum at 287-3103 to register.