An Indigenous PEI Experience: Weave Your Own Handle Basket with Mi’kmaw Artisan Francis Jadis
Uncover the timeless art of basket weaving with Mi’kmaw artisan Francis Jadis! Join us on October 5th for a remarkable Handle/Tapatat Basket Making Workshop, where you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to create your very own masterpiece under the guidance of a seasoned craftsman. With only five spots available, this intimate gathering promises an enriching and personalized experience.
About Francis Jadis
Francis Jadis is a true Mi’kmaw artisan with over 50 years of crafting experience across various mediums. Beyond traditional basket weaving, he specializes in crafting eagle fans, jingle dress belts, potato baskets, and baby bassinettes. Raised on Lennox Island and later Scotchfort, Francis developed his skills by observing family members and even sourcing ashwood during family trips to Maine.
Over the decades, Francis has continued to pound the ash, obtaining raw materials from Maine and Plaster Rock, NB. His craftsmanship extends to boat building, having crafted dories and scowls for the fishing community. As the sole weaver in his family, Francis carries the hope of passing down his craft to his grandchildren, ensuring the tradition lives on. Create Your Handle Basket and Hands-On Experience
Secure your spot at this exceptional workshop for $125 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased through the website or at the Indigenous PEI storefront at 111B Grafton Street, Ch’town, Epekwitk.
Embrace Mi’kmaq culture and craftsmanship with Francis Jadis and take home not just a handlebasket but a deeper connection to a rich tradition. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to craft alongside a master artisan. Reserve your spot today!