Bulrush Weaving Workshop

$0.00$95.00

In staying true to traditional Anishinaabe methods, Wasson harvests and processes the materials herself. Such materials commonly include basswood, birch bark, cedar, cattails, spruce, milkweed, red willow, black ash, sweet grass and bulrush. She prefers to teach the discipline in its entirety, from plant botany, environment and weather, seasons and life-cycles, responsible-harvesting techniques, natural dyes, processing methods, Anishinaabe stories, songs, ceremonial teachings, historical connections, and related Anishinaabe language. Even when the workshop focus is limited to creation of the art piece, she provides teachings surrounding all that accompanies it. From her earliest exposure of creating functional art in finger weaving, through more than 45 years of various fiber work and instructing others, Wasson is a master artist of Anishinaabe natural fiber skills and knowledge.

Join Rénee and make your own bulrush with cedar bark weft pouch in this rare and unique workshop.

*Review the schedule below. Do not book more than one workshop at the same time. If you double book, we will cancel one of your workshops at our discretion.

 

  • Saturday March 28 | 9am to 4pm
  • Sunday March 29 | 9am to 4pm
  • I can afford to pay.
  • I cannot afford this. Please sponsor me.
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Renee Dillard, bulrush weaving workshop, indigenous women's arts conference, pass the feather. aboriginal arts Collective of canada

Renee ‘Wasson’ Dillard is a traditional Anishinaabe natural fiber artist and teacher. Raised in Anishinaabe communities of Michigan, Wasson is Odawa and Scottish. The art of natural fibers, and weaving, was passed on to Wasson at a very young age, by both her mother and her paternal grandmother.

Wasson is most notably recognized for her expertise and talent in black ash basketry, however she is very knowledgeable and gifted in many traditional Anishinaabe arts such as aankonaagan newborn baby carriers, bone needles, fiber cordage, baskets, containers, sashes, mats, and bags. Her artwork is masterfully created with Odawa designs, and techniques, passed down through her ancestors.

In staying true to traditional Anishinaabe methods, Wasson harvests and processes the materials herself. Such materials commonly include basswood, birch bark, cedar, cattails, spruce, milkweed, red willow, black ash, sweet grass and bulrush. She prefers to teach the discipline in its entirety, from plant botany, environment and weather, seasons and life-cycles, responsible-harvesting techniques, natural dyes, processing methods, Anishinaabe stories, songs, ceremonial teachings, historical connections, and related Anishinaabe language. Even when the workshop focus is limited to creation of the art piece, she provides teachings surrounding all that accompanies it. From her earliest exposure of creating functional art in finger weaving, through more than 45 years of various fiber work and instructing others, Wasson is a master artist of Anishinaabe natural fiber skills and knowledge.

Indigenous Women's Arts Conference, Pass The Feather, schedule, Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada

 

 

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Workshop Date and Time

Saturday March 28 | 9am to 4pm, Sunday March 29 | 9am to 4pm

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I can afford to pay., I cannot afford this. Please sponsor me.