‘Sewing to Show Love and Support,’ Window Project
Tłı̨chǫ people of all ages are challenged to design and create hearts to hang or display in their windows. This is a way to show love and support for the families who have recently lost loved ones.
This is also a way for children to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as we honour our parents and grandparents.
- Use whatever material you have on hand: cloth, hide, wood, canvas or paper. Decorate with beads, embroidery, buttons, paint, photos or whatever else you think of.
- Up load a photo of your heart to the Tłı̨chǫ Government ‘Sewing to Show Love and Support’ facebook page or Instagram page #Tłı̨chǫheart #Tłı̨chǫUnity
In August of 2020, we will collect 100 hearts from those who wish to display them in a 100th Anniversary exhibit celebrating the signing of Treaty 11.
Look out for other 100th Anniversary challenges including:
Sewers are also invited to contribute to a display of 100 applique fish for a wall hanging also celebrating the 100th Anniversary. Several elders through the JESH outreach program have already started on this project.
- Department of Culture and Lands Protection.
- Department of Client Services.
- NWT Native Women’s Association.
- Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency.
For more information contact:
Heritage Resources and Arts Facilitator,
Department of Culture and Lands Protection