Saturday, Dec 1, 12-4 PM

Slave Rebellion Reenactment Costume Sewing Circle and Workshop Series

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6330 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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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 sewing workshop is open to all sewers, seamstresses, and tailors, who want to help produce costumes the army of the enslaved would have worn in 1811 during the uprising. We have to make 500 costumes by next November. All skill levels welcome. Please arrive by noon for the workshop and a complimentary lunch. The instructions for sewers will begin promptly at 12:30 pm. Please arrive on time especially if you are new to sewing and would like to learn. This is not a drop-in workshop you will need to arrive at the beginning to receive instruction. If you are not able to attend this workshop but are interested in sewing on your own, hosting sewing circles or future workshops contact Raven Crane, Slave Rebellion Reenactment Project Coordinator at You can also learn more by visiting