WORKSHOP CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY!
Sealskin Textile Workshop
LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street, St. John's
Monday, April 16th @ 5 PM
Registration Fee: $75
*Registration fees are waived for individuals who self-identify as Indigenous
In this workshop all participants will learn how to cut seal in a proper manner with a sensitivity to to proper fur grain. The participants will then learn proper traditional hand stitching methods using a simulated waxed sinew to construct the base of the bag. Once the bag is complete thin strips of fur will be cut and shaved to create the draw strings for the finished medicine bag. The finished measurement of the bag will be 5"x 7".
Barry Buckle is an Irish\NunatuKavik instructor for the College of the North Atlantic’s, Textiles: Craft and Apparel Design program and a seasoned multi-disciplinary fashion professional. He is an advocate for the sustainable use of seal skin, frequently teaching the skills needed to work in seal skin and incorporating it within his own fashion designs.