(small bag squeezed to keep closed)
Bags, pouches, and other leather containers were essential items in First Nations cultures as pockets were not used and important items needed to be transported or carried in a nomadic lifestyle.
Whether it was an amulet bag, bandolier bag, saddle bag, flute bag, medicine bag or tobacco bag- all were important to the culture and often these items were highly decorated.
Please join us in welcoming Rose Moses, Ojibwe First Nations and textile artist in a workshop making our own personal bag using fabric, ribbons and beads to create a “castipitagan” which you add your personal items to. Rose will bring various traditional bags to look at closely and discuss their purposes.
This is a 3 hour workshop and some knowledge of sewing is helpful but not necessary.
This event takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation.
Registration is limited.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-230-2799
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Paid parking is available in the back and front of our facility.
Rose Moses is Ojibwe First Nations from Northern Ontario and is a textile artist with experience in Doll Making, Quilt Making, Beadwork and lately painting and collage work. Moses is self-taught and believes if you have the passion for something in your heart- then you will make it happen… and has been so inspired by many other First Nations artists.
She has taught numerous Doll-Making workshops in colleges, schools, community groups both Native and non-Native and she is constantly adding to her own collection of doll making. Her last one was titled: Grandmother Moon Time Doll – which was requested for young girls.
Moses has worked at schools and groups to teach Quilt making, she volunteered teaching quilt making at the local Drop In Centre in Perth, and to teach about the Algonquin Creation Story, working with students to make and show the story in two artistic wall hangings. She taught herself how to bead and has several framed beaded pieces as well as the beadwork for her dolls and tobacco bags.
Rose belongs to a local Art Group which meets once a week and it is here that she has developed her other artistic endeavours which include painting – her paintings have found their way into public spaces and she continues to work with paint which has led her to pursue another new artistic project of Collage work which includes her paintings and collage –mixed media work and pieces of her published poetry.
Moses lives on her farm near Perth, Ontario where she plants and grows her own medicines and has had various groups come to the farm for cultural teachings with Elders and Grandmothers and looks forward to continuing to learn and pursue her art and share that knowledge with others. Because she is a second generation residential school survivor- art has been a healer for her and her family who also have their own artistic talents.
Images courtesy of Rose Moses