Danielle Morsette: Coast Salish Weaving Workshop
December 27, 2019
The Blue Cabin (False Creek)
Coast Salish weaver Danielle Morsette presented a demonstration of the foundational basics of Coast Salish weaving. This was a unique opportunity to engage with Morsette about the stories and inspirations behind her art.
Danielle Morsette is a Coast Salish weaver residing on the Port Madison Indian Reservation in Washington State. She is from the Suquamish tribe and Stó:lō Nation Band Shxwhá:y Village. In 2003, Danielle participated in a beginners weaving class hosted by the Suquamish Youth Program taught by Marjorie Lawrence- Tulalip Tribes. She was fortunate to apprentice with the late Virginia Adams – Suquamish Tribe. Her other teachers include Noel Rosario – Suquamish Tribe, Marcie Baker – Squamish Nation, Tracy Williams – Squamish Nation, Alroy Baker – Squamish Nation, Debra Sparrow – Musqueam First Nation, Delores Churchill – Haida and Evelynn Vanderhoop – Haida. Morsette’s weaving is made completely by hand using minimal tools on a traditional style loom frame. Her work includes regalia items to be worn by First Nations and Native American people as well as wall hangings made to be displayed. She has been fortunate to be featured in multiple art exhibitions in Washington State, Oregon State and British Columbia.