Intro to Off-Loom Bead Weaving with Daria Tittenberger

Over the course of four weeks you will learn a variety of off-loom bead weaving techniques such as the even and odd count peyote stitch, the circular peyote stitch, how to properly secure and tie off working threads, and how to follow charted designs.  By the end of the workshop you will be able to create your own charted peyote stitch design and will have created 1- 3 pieces of peyote stitched jewelry.

Registration: $90

Supply kit fee: $20

Total: $110

Registration deadline: May 25th

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For the Love of Craft Critique

We are excited to announce that we are offering a For the Love of Craft Critique facilitated by Alison Gilmor of the Winnipeg Free Press at this year’s member exhibition! This event will be an engaging and constructive discussion on the ideas and methods behind participating artist’s work and process. Artists will give a brief introduction of their work and delve more deeply into their work in a dialogue with other artists and the public.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.





MCC Member Talk: Four Days an Inch; Reflections on Textile and Tradition in the Andean Highlands

With Francesca Carella Arfinengo

Saturday, February 10

3:30 – 4:00 pm


Francesca Carella Arfinengo attended Tinkuy, a gathering of textile arts this past November in Cusco, Peru. While there, she re-visited the richness of Andean textile traditions and learnt about the complexities of conserving millenary techniques. The sustainability of artisan life was at the centre of conference lectures, to which different indigenous co-ops and groups presented their approaches from the stage. Francesca asks what is the role of the artisan in the Anthropocene, and what value do handmade textiles have in our neoliberal economy? Join her in a discussion as she shares photographs, thoughts and samples of Andean textile work.

Francesca Carella Arfinengo is a visual artist and arts administrator born and raised in Arequipa, Peru. She obtained a BFA from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2014. She works primarily in print media and textiles. 

Her work seeks to discuss the fluidity and hybridity of cultural identities developing a visual vocabulary for transculturalism, within the context of a neoliberal globalized world. Her practice includes socially engaged projects such as Steal this Gallery (an alternative economy mobile print gallery) and Letter Peddler Press (a mobile printing press used to facilitate free postcard making workshops).


This event is free and open to the public.

Wheelchair accessible.


For the Love of Craft: Opening Reception

Opening Reception:

First Friday, February 2, 2018, 7 – 9 pm


Exhibition Runs:

January 27 – February 24, 2018

A celebration of craft and the community that is passionate about it!

Featuring Janine Bergamot, Francesca Carella Arfinengo, Janet Carroll, Connie Chappel, June Derksen, Jeanette Dzama, Maurice Dzama, Tracy Fehr, Natalie Ferguson, Pat Findlay, Debra Frances Plett, Seema Goel, Kami Goertz, Denise Gray, Erika Hanneson, Jessica Hodgson, Lois Hogg, Michelle Hunter, Jennifer Johnson, Jo’Anne Kelly, Tamara Klassen, Kathryne Koop, Alan Lacovetsky, Huguette LaCroix Gauthier, Sharon Loeppky, Karen Luchak, Valerie Metcalfe, Faye Mount, Ursula Neufeld, Jayne Nixon, Alison Norberg, Judith Panson, Rosemarie Péloquin, LeeAnne Penner, Denise Préfontaine, Le Petite Point, Evelin Richter, Elizabeth Sellors, Karen Taylor Fine Art Porcelain, Ione Thorkelsson, Cheryl Tordon, Cathie Ugrin, Brigitta Urben, Sandra Vincent and Karen Wardle.



MCC Annual General Meeting

January 7, 2018



To: MCC Members
From: Keith Oliver, President

Join us for a celebration of the year that was!

All MCC members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting, to be held:

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 2 pm
at C2 Centre for Craft
1-329 Cumberland Ave, Winnipeg MB

Registration begins at 1:30 pm, Business Meeting at 2 pm 

Agenda for the meeting:
a)  Approval of Minutes, 2016 Annual Meeting
b)  Report of the Board on 2016-17
c)  Presentation of the Auditor’s Report
d)  Director’s Report
e)  Election of directors to serve on the Board
f)   Any new business
g)  Special Screening of Lakeland Public Television’s Common Ground episode produced as part of MCC’s recent Shards exhibition featuring KC Adams and Niki Little working with experiential archeologist Grant Goltz
h)  Adjournment
i)  Refreshments

Material for the Annual Meeting will be circulated closer to the meeting date and printed copies will be available at the meeting.

Nominations for the Board are welcome – we need your participation.  Please download and fill out the form here to apply to join the MCC board.

Please find below a proxy form – if you are unable to attend the meeting, you can still participate in the important decisions being made by providing your proxy (your authority to vote) to someone (a member in good standing) who can represent your vote at the meeting. This proxy form must be signed by you, and specify the person you elect as your proxy. This person can be of your choice, and they should bring your signed proxy with them to the meeting, or you can elect Board members Seema Goel, Vice-President or Sherri Van Went, Secretary, and submit your proxy, as follows:

DEADLINE: 4:30 PM Friday, January 5, 2018 if you are electing Seema or Sherri. You can mail or drop off your completed proxy form to Manitoba Craft Council, 1-329 Cumberland Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1T2 or send as an email attachment to  Alternately, you can elect another MCC member (in good standing) who will be attending the meeting, giving them your completed and signed proxy form, so they may vote on your behalf.


MCC Experience and Craft Raffle



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(204) 615 – 3951





C2 Shop Holiday Open House ~ Dec. 16, 12 – 4 pm


The C2 Shop is dedicated to bringing you the very best in contemporary and traditional craft by Manitoba’s finest craft artists. At the C2 Shop, you’ll find a carefully curated selection of handmade work by emerging and established craft artists: ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, wood, metal, books and more!


GivingTuesday with MCC

GivingTuesday – the global day of giving

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  … now we celebrate GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017.

It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.

GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.



“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”



GivingTuesday and the Manitoba Craft Council

Introducing the C2 Centre for Craft: an exhibition gallery, shop, library, museum and workshop space featuring the best of contemporary and traditional craft this province has to offer. Thanks to generous funders and donors like you, we have built C2 from the ground up and are crafting the future of Manitoba.
But we’re not done yet! Running C2 takes all hands on deck and we need your help now more than ever! Your generous donation will help to ensure the Manitoba Craft Council is able to keep offering quality programming and services to our neighbourhood and the province through C2.
If you love craft and the people who make it, give to the Manitoba Craft Council on Giving Tuesday.



MCC Experience and Craft Raffle

Buy your tickets online!

A 3% service charge will be added for online payments.




Have questions about the raffle? Just ask!

(204) 615 – 3951




Crafted at the WAG

Friday, Nov 3, 11am-9pm

Saturday, Nov 4, 11am-5pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Boulevard



Together with Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), Nunavut Arts and Craft Council (NACA), and Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) , the Manitoba Craft Council is thrilled to present the third juried craft show + sale at the WAG. All four floors of the Gallery will be bustling with handmade work by more than 60 craft artists from Manitoba, Nunavut, and Nunatsiavut.


Stay tuned to find out about this year’s philanthropic component, ensuring that the handmade becomes the hand given.

Tickets $5/day • Kids under 12 free • Includes admission to WAG galleries • Tickets available at the door


For more information, visit