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Sewing, Fabric & Fibers
Traditional Cherokee Finger Weaving
with Nola Pina
Grade 9 - Adult
In this three hour workshop students will learn a traditional diagonal pattern of finger weaving from Nola Pina, a Cultural Specialist at the Museum of the Cherokee, on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina, and home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee. Nola will discuss the history of fingerweaving, what resources or materials were historical used, and what clothing items and functional items were made using fingerweaving. Students will take home a finger woven bookmark or key chain that they make during the workshop.
This class is sponsored by the Berea College Appalachian Fund, Folk Arts & Cultures Initiative Grant.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 15. There will be a small break. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or snack!