Healing Wounds Workshop – Moccasin: The Art of Weaving
On Monday 7th March 2016 we carried out a therapeutic workshop as part of our Healing Wounds project. This involved moccasin weaving. For those of your who are unaware of moccasin weaving, it is the art of making products such as mats, purses and table covers by weaving the materials using knitting yarn, a frame and your hands.
The great thing about moccasin weaving is that no prior experience is necessary, just dive right in! Which, as you can see, is what our participants did.
The Stages: Stage One
The first stage of the session was for the ladies to learn the basic techniques of weaving on a frame, as well as attaching nails to all sides of the frame.
The 2nd stage saw them create a base pattern. The third stage, which involves tying the knot, will be completed in the next workshop.