Capote Making with Doreen Bergum - FULL

Mar 2nd, 2019

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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This MAGsampler is FULL.

MAGsampler - Capote Making with Doreen Bergum

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time*: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost**: $50 for MAG members with valid membership; $60 for non-members; non-refundable
Age: Adult 18+

*Please note, this is an all day workshop. Bring your own lunch; light refreshments will be provided. **Pricing has been adjusted to account for program duration.

Learn to cut and sew your own Capote (long jacket)! Doreen (Dumont) Bergum is a Métis elder from Olds, AB, and a descendant of the Dumont and Vaness Metis families. For this MAGsampler, You will need to bring one blanket (recommended at least 5' x 7' or larger, depending on the intended finished size) to fashion into a Capote. All other supplies will be provided.

What is a Capote? A capote (French: [kap?t]) or capot (French: [kapo]) is a long coat with a hood. From the early days of the North American fur trade, both [First Nations] and French Canadian voyageurs made wool blankets into capotes to cope with Canada's cold winters. They served as winter outerwear for the habitants and voyageurs of New France and the Métis of the Red River Colony. The Hudson’s Bay Company also sold capotes, called blanket coats or Hudson Bay coats, made out of their "point" blankets. via Wikipedia

Check back soon for Doreen's bio!

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