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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.
Wheat Straw Weaving
Date and time
Yorkton Heritage Brick Flour Mill
120 Livingstone Street
Offered in English.
Wheat weaving is as old as growing wheat, or growing other grains, for that matter. Field workers would take grain from a productive section of the field and weave it into a design. The shape housed the spirit of the crop until it was planted during the next seeding session. Different villages developed their own symbols which were incorporated into "love knots", worn by maiden to proclaim their availability for courtship. "Corn dollies" (Europeans referred to all grain as "corn") were fashioned to represent the gods of harvest.
With this activity, you'll get a chance to create your own woven wheat design led by Janice Pilipow, one of the mill's friendliest volunteers!
Janice is a member of the Yorkton Historic Flour Mill Committee and works as a volunteer with its many activities.
This event is part of a hub:
Culture Days Yorkton is a 3 week celebration of art and culture in our community. Join in the celebration September 23rd through October 16th, 2022. Find out more! Contact Angelina Kardynal at 306.621.5180.