Métis Crafts

Sewing tools and small crafts.

Sew cool! Learn a traditional method of stitching used by Métis peoples with hands-on crafts and activities.

Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 
Challenge Zone, Level 6

Presented by the Métis Nation of Ontario, learn about a resourceful design developed by Métis of a horse-drawn cart that can transform into a canoe and travel across water. 

Then, pick up a needle and thread and follow along as you learn a traditional method of stitching used by Métis that dates back to the 1700s. Get crafty and sew a felt orange shirt or a paper canoe!

Each session is approximately 30 minutes in length and ideal for visitors ages 6 and up. Please note that spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Excited to learn more about Indigenous science and explore timeless innovations like building an igloo? Visit our Indigenous Ingenuity exhibition on Level 2 for more hands-on learning.

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