Cedar Weaving Workshop

Our Hours:

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

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

Friday, September 20th, 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 opportunity to learn basic Cedar Weaving with renowned artist Wayne Bell.  On Friday September 20 at the Museum, participants will learn the basics of Cedar Weaving using the inner bark from the cedar tree. Wayne will demonstrate basic approaches to cedar weaving, using as examples roses, rings, bracelets, rope, coasters and simple baskets.  This hands-on workshop will be held at the Museum from 2 to 4 pm.   

The cost of this workshop is $35, and pre-registration is required.  To register call the Museum at 250-287-3103.

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

This workshop is part of the Art & Earth Festival. https://crarts.ca/artandearth/