North Pacific Coast Weaving Traditions

Instructional Resource

Subjects
Geography
Grade Levels
Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
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North Pacific Coast Weaving Traditions

Instructional Resource

This collection explores plaited and twined woven objects from the North Pacific Coast. A link to the website "Woven Together" introduces students to the Nuu-chah-nulth community and language. Simple step-by-step illustrations using easily accessible materials allow students to learn plaiting and twining techniques.

Two videos at the end introduce the classroom to master weavers and sisters, Teri Rofkar and Shelly Laws.  They explain the twining technique with examples of their work, including Chilkat woven blankets.