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 North American history.
Event info: A free costume workshop open to all intermediate level sewers, seamstresses, and tailors, who want to help produce costumes the army of the enslaved would have worn in 1811 during the uprising.
Day 1: October 20th, 12-3:00 pm: Costume from Repurposed and Thrifted Materials*
Day 2: October 21st, [3:30]-6:30 pm: Costumes from Scratch*
Instructors will be present to help with the facilitation of the workshop. Please note some of the workshops may be filmed as apart of documenting this art project.
Spots for these workshops are limited. For more information and to RVSP.