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in Fabric, Knitting, Sewing, Weaving, Clothing

Craft a Custom Fit Moccasin


with Donna Mienk

Calendar Aug 24, 2019 at 9 am

Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuition: $80 Materials: $35

Moccasins are the best natural footwear ever devised. Warm, light & lithe, they're said to give you "magic feet" that can be rolled up and taken with you to parties, and worn inside your own home. 

You will learn to create a pattern for deerskin moccasins, customized to fit your feet. This style of moccasins is a two-piece style, all hand-sewn. YAt the end of the class, you will either have a pair of completed moccasins or possibly have some work left to do at home. 

Students should bring pliers and scissors. Feel free to bring any beads you may have to decorate the top with one special bead or a simple design. 

About the Instructor: Donna Mienk has her own moccasin-making business and has taught the process for many years. View her craft at her Mienko's Moccasins facebook site.

Living Arts - A Cultural Presentation


with Dani Pieratos & Chaz Wagner

Calendar Aug 19, 2019 at 5 pm

Monday, August 19, 2019 (Rescheduled from August 12th)

5:00 PM - Potluck Dinner - Bring your favorite dish to share and greet new and old friends
6:15 PM - Living Arts Presentation

Come witness resiliency of the Anishaanabe people through the continuance of traditional crafting, singing, drumming, and dancing.

Chaz Wagner, a Traditional Men’s Dancer, Singer, and Drummer, and Dani Pieratos, Jingle Dress Dancer, will present on their dance styles, their Native American regalia, and the accompanying cultural and spiritual teachings of their traditional outfits.

The presentation is intended to demonstrate the Indigenous worldview of art as a means of survival and revival, a holistic perspective that works on both the individual and community levels for healing and growth.

We hope that through the sharing process our audience will rediscover a bit of their own sacred truths in themselves. 


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