Slave Rebellion Reenactment Beginner’s Sewing Machine Workshop #2

Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 12-4PM @ PAPER MACHINE

Open to adult beginner sewers. Register here!

Sewing circles are gathering places for folks to meet and discuss politics. Historically, they functioned as a space to support political causes through the artistry of sewing. The Slave Rebellion Reenactment project will host a series of sewing circles and costume workshops as a way to spark conversation and community engagement around a reenactment of the largest armed rebellion of enslaved people in United States history.
This free workshop will focus on beginning sewing machine skills, and reading patterns and open to all beginner sewers, seamstresses, and tailors, who want to help produce costumes the army of the enslaved would have worn in 1811 during the uprising. Because this will be done in a classroom-like structured setting, we ask all participants to register in advance and arrive on time. This is not a drop-in workshop…those will also be held at a later date. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine, this is the perfect opportunity!
Seats are limited.
Open to adult beginner sewers. Please arrive promptly at 12 pm for a complimentary lunch and conversation about the project. Machines and Materials will be provided. The workshop will start promptly at 12:30 pm. RSVP by contacting Raven Crane, Slave Rebellion Reenactment Project Coordinator or by calling Antenna Gallery at (504)298-3161. You can learn more by visiting

DROP OFF @Antenna ANY WEDNESDAY from 12-5pm. 

The Costume team is in need of your unwanted clothing for us to repurpose for the SRR.

  • Men’s Clothing:  Suit jackets or blazers, preferably not polyester. White collared, long sleeve dress shirts, pants (zip front, button fly, or drawstring).
  • Women’s clothing:  knee to floor length skirts, open neck or round neck blouses.
    • Unless otherwise noted, the colors that would work best are neutral colors (browns and greys), white and primary colors….no black please.  No modern patterns…..solids, stripes, or plaids please.
    • Sizes Small to X large.
    • Natural fibers (cotton, linen, wool) are great, please no polyester or synthetic fibers

A tax deductible receipt is available for your donation. For more info, click here.