Slave Rebellion Reenactment Beginner’s Sewing Machine Workshop
Sunday, February 9th, 2019 at 12-4PM @ PAPER MACHINE
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 is hosted by Antenna and ricRack Inc. 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!
CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED!
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.