We created this series of Moccasin making tutorials to support makers.
Part 1 covers materials and patterning. For more patterns and information check out our Nookomis Obagijigan Pattern Book! Happy Making!!
Our heart lies inside teaching and our community. Perhaps this part of our humanity is the deepest grieving during this time. The laughter, the stories, the transformation inside of cultural revitalization is the root of who and what we do. We had big plans! like many of you did in March. And like many of you, we had to get even more creative, more adaptive, and more resilient. Thanks to a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council we were able to teach an 8 week zoom beading and moccasin class. Co teachers Michelle Defoe and Sarah Agaton Howes gathered together with 20 makers in the making from across the nation. Challenging ourselves to teach what is a hands on...
In our ongoing efforts to teach our cultural arts,
we created this diagram to aid Makers.
Need Patterns and photos step by step?
Check out our Nookomis Obagijigan book
Also, check out our tutorials on YouTube!
Are you following our Instagram Live series? We are hosting a series of casual fun conversations Thursdays at 11 am around cultural art, special announcements, and exciting work happening. Watch our origin story here, how has Heart Berry changed over the years? Today (June 25, 2020) Hannah and Michelle chatted over coffee about moccasin making, and how this artist wants you to be a maker of moccasins! Next week we will have an exciting interview with photographer Nedahness Greene about the role of photography in Indigenous communities. Watch for that July 2 at 11 am. Photo by Nedahness Greene And Thursday July 9, we are very excited to be having a conversation with Inspired...