Honouring Our Mothers Circles

  • March 7 - April 25, 2024
  • Le Musée de Saint Boniface Museum

    494 Tache Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2
Ticket Price (CAD) Free Register Now
Description

Sessions with special guests and knowledge keepers:

March 28: Jennine Krauchi

April 18: Chris Larsen

 

Click here to sign up for sessions in May and June!

 

This is a series of gatherings of groups of Métis women, girls and gender diverse/LGBTQ2 together in sewing, stitching, beading circles. We will be naming our female ancestors, sisters, mothers, grandmothers and then stitching these names onto textile/fabric/fur/hide pieces.

 

These gatherings will be opportunities for sharing stories, strengthening relationships and sharing skills and knowledge. The pieces made in these circles will be displayed at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum at the end of September to coincide with the National day for Truth and Reconciliation.

 

The project is in honour of Métis women. Gathering together in small circles to create art in beading, quillwork and embroidery will revive interest and skills in traditional art forms that were important to our Métis mothers and grandmothers Coming together to create art can ease tension, reduce stress and increase confidence.

 

Using culturally specific materials like thread, beads and quill not only advance the art form but also contribute to a stronger sense of identity and connection. The sewing/stitching circles will be a place for Metis women and girls to get together while stitching and honouring the women past and present who have made an impact in our lives.

 

It is my hope that creating art together in community will connect women and girls through story, family and Métis culture... Through community artmaking, we will empower each other to take risks, to share stories and to revive skills that have been lost.

 

My aim is to facilitate bonds of culture, spirit and community among participants and among groups. The completed textile pieces will represent the voices of the art makers as much as the women whose names are woven into the final artwork.

  • Free
  • Supplies included
  • No experience needed

 

You can sign up for multiple sessions. If you cannot attend a circle, do not worry! There will be multiple circles throughout the year. Stay tuned!

 

Not in Winnipeg and want to participate? Select a date below to register for online participation!

Date & Time

Mar. 7 - Apr. 25, 2024

Venue Details

Le Musée de Saint Boniface Museum

494 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2 Le Musée de Saint Boniface Museum