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Weave a Black Ash Basket – August 3rd, 2024

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Weave a Black Ash Basket – August 3rd, 2024

August 3 @ 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

Spend the day making a black ash basket with knowledgeable carver and basket maker, John Wager.

Learn about the basics of weaving while you craft your own black ash basket in our Living Traditions Studio. You’ll learn about black ash and the process of pounding splints while you work on your own project in a welcoming, fun environment. 

Make a square-to-round black ash gathering basket that measures approximately 5 inches tall and 6-9 inches in diameter.

Everyone leaves with a finished basket!

No experience necessary is necessary to participate in this workshop!

About the instructor: My name is John Wager, I’m Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe from Curve Lake First Nation. I make and sell craft for a living along with teaching the skills I have learned along the way in workshops. I live on my reserve and I love my community. I carve lots of spoons but I also make Baskets, Knives, Bowls, Cups, Canoe Paddles, and even some leatherwork.


Canadian Canoe Museum

(705) 748-9153

Canadian Canoe Museum

2077 Ashburnham Drive
Peterborough, Ontario K9L 1P8 Canada
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The Canadian Canoe Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties First Nations. The Canadian Canoe Museum also recognizes the contributions of Indigenous Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, in shaping this community and country as a whole.

As an organization that stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks & paddled watercraft, we will honour and share the cultural histories and stories within the collection in all that we do.

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2077 Ashburnham Dr
Peterborough, ON
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