Learn about cedar weaving from Shy Watters, a member of the shishalh Nation (Coast Salish) who also has kwakwakáwakw lineage. At this workshop, Shy will guide you in creating your own cedar friendship rose,sharing the cedar tree of life, exploring how the cedar is harvested and processed, and learning about the significance of cedar to our coastal nations. All materials will be provided. Please note there is a maximum capacity for 10 for this workshop, so register early!
Presenter Bio: Shy is a member of the shishalh Nation (Coast Salish) also has kwakwakáwakw linage. Shy weaves intricate designs-and weaves patterns from her rich cultural background. Her medium is cedar. Shy has been passionately weaving red and yellow cedar since 1999 and continues to explore her art form with tenacity and enjoyment. The innovative patterns used in Shy’s cedar hats are popular and much of her work is sought after for cultural ceremonies. Here in Shy’s homelands of the shishalh nation (Sunshine Coast) Shy is well known for her work and she generally offers weaving courses throughout the year here on the coast and throughout BC. Since the pandemic Shy also provides online teaching and sells a variety of cedar kits also.