Leanna Marshall, Listen to The Trees, 2016. Photo by Laura Paxton
Story Skirts with Leanna Marshall
$50, all materials provided. Register here or by calling 201-949-9490. This is a 2 afternoon workshop, please plan on attending both sessions.
This is a sewing and poetry workshop with the theme, “stories we tell our sisters.” A series of writing exercises will help generate ideas for creating stories, then participants will learn how to sew. Everyone will have the opportunity to make their own skirt, using appliqué, colour and a variety of materials (including ribbon) to express their unique story. If there are fabrics that are significant to you, even scraps, please bring them.
Leanna Marshall is a member of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. As a maker of jingle dresses and skirts, she tells stories of her ancestors and the land, exploring the intersection between the two to better understand connection, understanding and healing. As part of the Anemki Art Collective, Leanna was the lead artist in a project called Zaagi’idiwin: Love. She made 8 jingle dresses, each telling a story of her family, that have been exhibited at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Sudbury and the Robert Langen Art Gallery in Waterloo. In 2017, Marshall spoke and performed at the College Art Association (CAA): Crossroads -Indigenous Feminisms in New York City.