Jan 9, 2014 11:52 AM by MELISSA CANONE

The New Year brings a new monthly series to Vermilionville

Vermilionville is kicking off a new monthly series that will allow you to learn crafts from its master artisans. On the second Tuesday of every month, Vermilionville will highlight a different craft from the old Acadian, Creole and Native American ways of life. Topics will range from woodworking, to textiles, to foodways and so many things in between.

The month of January will focus on weaving where participants will learn from one of our textile artisans, Brenda Lalonde. Brenda demonstrates the art of spinning thread from unginned cotton in the village's Beau Bassin house. Her class will focus on the mechanics of a weaving loom. Participants will learn the difference between the warp and the weft and leave the class having made their very own pieces of fabric. This class is limited to 10 participants. Anyone 12 years of age or older is welcome to join the class at a fee of $25 to cover material costs.

For more information about this month's ‘Les Mains Guidées' visit the calendar of events at or call (337) 233-4077.



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