Decorative bags have been a part of Métis culture for quite some time; however, the needs of our peoples have changed throughout history. Traditionally bags would carry medicines or ammunition. Today one thing Métis people carry is their cell phone. Inspired by the concept, #ModernMétis, workshop facilitator, Marissa Magneson, designed a decorative cell phone bag. In this workshop series participants will be invited to bead or embroider their own decorative bag. In-person workshops will happen at the Bata Shoe Museum (372 Bloor St W, Toronto) on Saturdays. An online virtual series via Zoom is also available on Wednesday evenings. Please see the dates below and register for either in-person or online. A commitment to all four workshops is required. In addition, basic beading and/or embroidery skills are mandatory for this series.
Virtual participants will be sent the supplies to create the bag, however, they will be required to provide their own beads and/or embroidery floss. For those who attend in-person, a small collection of communal supplies will be available.
Online: Wednesday evenings from 7 pm – 9 pm via Zoom
- Wednesday, December 6 from 7 – 9pm
- Wednesday, December 13 from 7 – 9pm
- Wednesday, January 17 from 7 – 9pm
- Wednesday, January 24 from 7 – 9pm
In-Person: Saturday mornings from 11 am – 1 pm at the Bata Shoe Museum (372 Bloor St W, Toronto)
- Saturday, December 2 from 11 am – 1pm
- Saturday, December 9 from 11 am – 1pm
- Saturday, January 20 from 11 am – 1pm
- Saturday, January 27 from 11 am – 1pm
These workshops are open to individuals who:
- Have previous beading and/or embroidery experience
- Self-identify as Metis
- Note: Those 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Registration is required, as spaces are limited. Priority will be given to Metis who live or go to school in Toronto York region.
REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/Ev3jhQpregu1iUmr6