Salish Weavers

Culture/Community

Salish

Biography

The Salish Weavers Guild was inspired by the research of amateur anthropologist, Oliver Wells. During the 1960s, Wells became especially interested in Salish loom weaving, and with the assistance of Mary Peters of Seabird Island, helped to organise a local guild which was based at Coqueleetza in Sardis BC. Weavers worked together to dye and spin wool. They made weavings on commission, or brought their work in to fill orders as they were recieved.