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MMFA x Les Affûtés: Basketry initiation








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The Museum's School of Art


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Saturday March 18, 2023 at 1 p.m.

In connection with the exhibition Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design, the Museum’s School for the Arts has teamed up with Montreal-based community workshop Les Affûtés to offer a variety of courses that teach handicraft skills! Please note that these courses are given in French.

During this course, Fabienne Clément, basketry craftswoman, will share her know-how with you by guiding you through different techniques for weaving and tightening rattan. Perfect for beginners or to offer as a gift, over the course of 3 hours you will learn to make a basket, ideal to hold bread, fruits, or any other small objects. You will learn different basketry techniques to make a well-finished basket that lasts over time such as: starting your weaving row by row from a round wooden base, inserting colored rattan strands, and finishing your basket with a border.


Dimensions : 8″ x 8″ x 3.5″ (20cm x 20cm x 9cm)

Materials: All the basic materials are supplied and included in the registration price.

Reservation terms: Enrollment is limited to 10 participants per course. Workshops with fewer than five participants will be cancelled.

Cancellation policy: Refunds are available in full up to seven business days before the first class, minus a $50 administration fee. Withdrawals less than seven business days before the activity begins are non-refundable unless due to exceptional circumstances, in which case participants are reimbursed in full.


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