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French Canadian Weaving By Candace Myers
Fingerweaving was firmly established among Eastern Woodlands Native Americans. The technique employed plant fiber to create tumplines, garters and other useful household articles and items of clothing. Europeans introduced wool and the sash, as an article
of clothing, to the Eastern Woodlands people. The Iroquois, Potawatomi & other Native American groups blended the two traditions to create the finger-woven sash. Candace Myers, who demonstrates this useful art form yearly at the Fort St.
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