September 14th, 2023 – Similkameen-syilx weaving: A Path to Health and Wellbeing with Wendy Hawkes

Plants are truly the world’s first teachers.  Not so long ago, weaving plant fibres made the difference between human beings surviving or thriving, sometimes even between life or death. Today weaving is a path to the health and well-being of mind, body and spirit. This webinar will feature a filmed gathering process filmed on the land,  followed by a questions and answers period.

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About the Presenters:


Wendy Hawkes

Wendy is similkameen-syilx and a grandmother of 6.  Originally introduced to traditional tulè weaving by her great aunt 40 years ago, Wendy continues to research, practice and teach weaving.  Wendy says, “Weaving is so much more than a craft.  It is science, engineering, biology and ethnobotany.  Weaving connects the past, present and future, It deepens my connection to the land and water and calms my soul”.



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