Free Northwest Woolen Weaving Class with Lily Hope

About the Program: 

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council (JAHC) and Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA) are excited to announce the Wooch.eén Yéi Jintuné (Working Together) Series – a new Juneau artist residency series. These residences will feature Alaska Native teaching artists in multiple art mediums, and will be offered to the community at no cost. Registration is necessary. 

Third Residency: Northwest Coast Weaving Class with Lily Hope

Class: Northwest Woolen Weaving

Dates / Times: September 9 – 13, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Location: Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Notes: All ages and levels are welcome. Coffee, Tea, and water provided. Brown bag dinners encouraged.

Registration: Space is limited. Register here, or call the JAHC at 586-2787, 

 About the Artist:

Lily Hope was born and raised in Juneau. She is Tlingit, of the Raven moiety. Following her matrilineal line, she’s of her grandmother’s clan, the T’akdeintaan. Lily weaves both Ravenstail and Chilkat textiles. She learned Ravenstail weaving from Clarissa Rizal, and Kay Parker, both of Juneau. She learned Chilkat weaving from Clarissa Rizal. Lily teaches both Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving in the Juneau community, in the Yukon Territory, and down the coast of Southeast Alaska, into Washington and Oregon. She also demonstrates internationally and offers lectures on the spiritual commitments of being a weaver. For Lily, art means the spirit of all things lives on in people, in art – “I weave to bring order to my thoughts, to converge with the realms beyond our seeing eye, and to help bring the past into the present, and present into the future.”