The strap dresses are original to Woodland Indian people and were created in the early 1900’s from Trade Goods. The version you will be making is for the Reservation Era using 100% cotton velveteen and silk ribbons. The workshop begins with a historical view followed by pattern making and then strap dress creation. Both the dress and sleeves will be sewn in class using sewing machines and/or hand sewing. Skill level: students must be intermediate seamstresses or tailors (experienced in basic hand sewing, beading, and using a sewing machine). Students may bring their own sewing basket of tools and/or their sewing machines. Adults (teens allowed if they are experienced in sewing). No children allowed in the workshops. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and beverage for the lunch break. Beadwork design may vary from image shown. The black velveteen, cotton duck fabric, and cordage for the dress as well as basic sewing supplies will be included in the class fee. More information will be provided to students before the start of the workshop. Instructors: Siobhan Marks & Neil Oppendike
Dates: April 6-7 and April 13-14; 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Arts Cottage, 1270 Packerland Dr, Green Bay WI 54304
Tribal Members & Employees: $80
*Students 18 and younger who qualify for free or reduced school lunch are eligible for a free scholarship to this class. Please indicate this in the comment section when registering.