An Indigenous PEI Experience: Weaving Handle Baskets with Francis Jadis

  • October 5, 2023 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Atlantic Standard Time

Ticket Price (CAD) $130.00 This event is now over

🌾🧺 An Indigenous PEI Experience: Weave Your Own Handle Basket with Mi'kmaw Artisan Francis Jadis 🧺🌾

📅 Date: October 5th

⏰ Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

📍 Location: Indigenous PEI Storefront - 111B Grafton Street, Ch'town, Epekwitk

🎟️ Limited Spots: Only 5 Available

💫 Tickets: $125 each

Uncover the timeless art of basket weaving with Mi'kmaw artisan Francis Jadis! Join us on October 5th for a remarkable Handle/Tapatat Basket Making Workshop, where you'll have the exclusive opportunity to create your very own masterpiece under the guidance of a seasoned craftsman. With only 5 spots available, this intimate gathering promises an enriching and personalized experience.

🌿 About Francis Jadis 🌿

Francis Jadis is a true Mi'kmaw artisan with over 50 years of crafting experience across various mediums. Beyond traditional basket weaving, he specializes in crafting eagle fans, jingle dress belts, potato baskets, and baby bassinettes. Raised on Lennox Island and later Scotchfort, Francis developed his skills by observing family members and even sourcing ash wood during family trips to Maine.

Over the decades, Francis has continued to pound the ash, obtaining raw materials from Maine and Plaster Rock, NB. His craftsmanship extends to boat building, having crafted dories and scowls for the fishing community. As the sole weaver in his family, Francis carries the hope of passing down his craft to his grandchildren, ensuring the tradition lives on.

🌟 Workshop Highlights 🌟

🧺 Create Your Handle Basket: Guided by Francis Jadis, delve into the art of weaving handle baskets. Learn the intricate techniques and traditions that have been cherished for generations.

🧺 Hands-On Experience: Whether you're a novice or experienced, Francis will tailor his instruction to suit your needs, ensuring you leave with a beautiful basket to cherish.

🎟️ Tickets & Registration 🎟️

Secure your spot at this exceptional workshop for $125 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at []( or in person at the Indigenous PEI storefront located at 111B Grafton Street, Ch'town, Epekwitk.

Embrace Mi'kmaq culture and craftsmanship with Francis Jadis and take home not just a handle basket, but a deeper connection to a rich tradition. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to craft alongside a master artisan. Reserve your spot today! 🌾🧺🌟

Date & Time

Thu., Oct. 5, 2023 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Indigenous PEI