We had a great time at the Cedar Rose Workshop this past weekend with Britany Quinn. She walked us through the history of cedar and how important it was to the Coastal First Nations.
Britany brought some examples of her weaving and even some cedar hats. It was all really beautiful, intricate work.
We also had a great surprise when Fern Gabriel, Kwantlen’s language teacher and incredible story teller stopped in and briefly shared a story with us.
What a wonderful beginners workshop! We sipped our coffee and tea from lelem' at the fort café and got down to work. Patience was needed while we practiced on a ribbon. Then we were challenged to create a small cedar rose before we used the larger and treasured cedar strips that Britany brought for us.
The results were beautiful long stemmed cedar roses.
In keeping with tradition, we gave our first creation away with love to our Valentines and others close to our hearts.
Thank you, Britany, for an informative and fun afternoon. I love my rose!
-Jeanne Jamieson, CSACS