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Wheat Weaving


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Yorkton Heritage Brick Flour Mill

120 Livingstone Street

Yorkton, Treaty 4 Territory, SK

Directions: The mill is located on the corner of Livingstone and Beck - close to the SPCA.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and is a relaxed performance.


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 will see a demo of weaving and may have a chance to create your own woven wheat design led by Janice Pilipow, one of the mill's friendliest volunteers!



Yorkton Heritage Brick Flour Mill

Janice Pilipow

Janice is a member of the Yorkton Historic Flour Mill Committee and works as a volunteer with its many activities.

Yorkton Heritage Brick Mill Society

The Yorkton Brick Mill Heritage Society Inc. was formed in early 2012 by individuals interested in encouraging the preservation of the oldest surviving brick flour mill in Saskatchewan.

This event is part of a hub:

Culture Days Yorkton

Recreation and Program Services Department, City of Yorkton Yorkton, SK

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