Friday, October 20, 2017

#AdaptingHeritage Forum 2017 - Introducing Lorraine Gillis

Lorraine Gillis can recall being interested in crafts and knitting from a very early age and she is no stranger to taking on a new challenge. She is a mother of one and grandmother of two amazing grandchildren. She was born and raised in a small coastal community located on the west coast of Newfoundland known as the Highlands. Her parents, Johnny and Annie Gillis, together, had 10 children. Settlers in the community used to rely on them for help with everything from sewing of wedding dresses, woodworking/carpentry and delivering of babies to mortician duties. Like her parents before her, Lorraine also wears many hats in the talent department. She has even been known to rewire a burnt out dash panel for a Volkswagen. AbbyShot approached Lorraine back in 2016 to join them as their artisan supplier for their Outlander Scottish Bonnets. 

At the forum, Lorraine will be demonstrating her knitting skills, and displaying some of the products she produces for Abbyshot. 

Forum on Adapting NL's Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place on October 25 and 26. The cost of registration is $75.00, and $18.75 for post-secondary students. For full program details click here. To register click here.

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