Toronto and York Region Métis Community

TYRMC Embroidery Workshops

February 29 — March 14, 2024

Back by popular demand, the Toronto and York Region Métis Council is excited to announce the return of the Honouring Métis Heritage Through Decorative Arts program! 

Registration is now open for our two-part Embroidery series on beginner embroidery techniques with TYRMC citizens Megan Southwell and Alicia Blore. 

This program, funded by the Ontario Arts Council through the Government of Ontario, showcases our rich history and cultural artistic traditions. By attending, you will have the opportunity to discover the historical roots of traditional Métis decorative arts practices and learn from our talented knowledge keepers and artists.

This is a multi-phase virtual workshop. The first phase of the traditional art workshops will focus on learning to bead and embroider followed by a second phase where you will then decorate a small bag with the artistic techniques you have learned. You may choose the sessions you wish to attend by completing the registration form. 

Please note: This program is open to individuals who: 

 – Self-identify as Métis
 – Over 16 years old – those 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult 

For the first part of this series, Megan will instruct you in creating a stitch sampler.  

Virtual Embroidery 101 – Sampler Creation

Date:  Thursday, February 29th

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Via Zoom

For the second part of this series, Alicia will instruct you in applying the stitches you learned to create a flower.  

Embroidery 201 – Creating your Flower

Date: Thursday, March 14th

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Via Zoom

Registrants in the Sampler Creation workshop will automatically be registered in Embroidery 201 – Creating your Flower.

Registration is required, as spaces are limited. Priority will be given to Métis who live or go to school in Toronto York Region. 

Register Now! 

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