Haida Weaving: A Cedar Bark Basket

June 29 - 30


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Haida Weaving: A Cedar Bark Basket

WEEKEND TWO (2-day): June 29 – 30, 2019   Classes run 9 am – 4 pm each day and students are welcome to stay longer in their studio.

Haida Weaving: A Cedar Bark Basket

Participants will make a small scale square cedar bark basket, beginning with a short Haida story of the first basket and then exploring the basics of preparing the cedar bark for weaving, such as cleaning, cutting and splitting into various widths. Using the prepared cedar bark, participants will design and weave their own unique basket combining such techniques as the Salish Weave (plaiting), Herringbone twill, twining, over-lays, and some imbrication. Sample baskets will be on hand for inspiration.

All levels welcome

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST: (Click HERE) Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies
  • COURSE FEE: $333 (Includes $291 tuition and $42 for specific supplies provided by the instructor, which will include dried cedar bark)

Tuition includes daily lunch and snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.

Todd Giihlgiigaa DeVries

Todd @Giihlgiigaa is a Haida Cedar Bark weaver based in Vancouver, BC, focused on the practical use of his creations and the community building potential of this fine craft. Todd first started weaving with Western Red Cedar Bark in 2001 following a mysterious vision he had of the Old Woman of the Forest. For the past eight years since his move to Vancouver, he has been sharing his skills, and teaching other weavers how to master materials of their own choosing as well as cedar bark, through demonstrations, workshops, weaving circles and informal mentorships. He has taught communities as diverse as elders and youth through community programs throughout BC.

Todd currently is an artist in residence at Britannia Community Center and at St. Kateri, Vancouver teaching basic weaving skills every week. Todd also sells his woven items, mainly hats through his own website as well as gift shops and galleries.



Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before April 15th to avoid disappointment.  
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Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.