Ribbon skirts are a historical and traditional form of identity among Indigenous women. Learning to construct one for yourself is honouring Métis women’s heritage and culture. Each time we put on our skirt, we are reminded of the roles of women. We are reminded of how to honour and protect ourselves, and how to carry ourselves. Ribbon skirts come in different colours and hold different meanings to the women who wear them.
Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies, but material packages are available. Please indicate your dress size when you register.
-2-4m of cotton fabric
-thread to match fabric colour
-2m of 1” wide elastic
-fabric/satin ribbon, same length as fabric, various colours
Please bring your own sewing machine and sewing tools.
Date: January 30, 2021
Time: 11am – 4pm
Price: $75 for course; $50 for materials