MCML Culture Days 2020: Needle Felting with Bison Hair

Needle felting with bison hair? Learn how to needle felt or experiment with an unusual fibre in this short craft session for beginners to experts.

This activity was inspired by three pieces in MCML’s collection that were made from bison hair. During WWII, members of the Manitoba Craft Guild collected bison hair from the Assiniboine Park Zoo to experiment with alternatives to sheep wool, which was rationed at the time. The bison hair being used in this activity was collected from real live bison at Rockwood Bison ranch.


September 26 | 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, or 3:00 PM
October 3 | 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, or 3:00 PM
October 17 | 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, or 3:00 PM
October 24 | 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, or 3:00 PM

Each session is 45 minutes long. There will be a maximum of four participants per session. Pre-registration is required.

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Covid-19 Precautions

Masks are required to be worn in the C2 Centre for Craft. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available. After each session the space will be thoroughly cleaned before the next session begins. Each participant will receive their own set of materials and equipment. Equipment and materials will not be shared unless participants are members of the same group/bubble.