Wasco Native people are known for their full-turn twining technique and beautiful geometric designs and motifs. For thousands of years, the Wascopum lived along the Columbia River, known for fishing and trade. Students will weave a small Wasco Sally Bag learning the “traditional start”, as well as the traditional full-turn twining techniques used to create geometric images. The workshop will cover the following: Wefts, Warps, Tension, “’Z” twining, and Full-turn twining, and traditional “braid” rim. Ideal for students with some twining or weaving experience. Traditional materials will be shown in examples but the class project will be made with modern materials.
All Native Arts classes are offered at 50% off tuition for all peoples of North American indigenous descent. Please email email@example.com for details.
Ideal for students with some twining or weaving experience. Open to students 16 & up.
Brigette McConville, the instructor, is a fisherwoman, tradition keeper, artist, and cultural anthropologist with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, where she works with children and elders in educational programming.