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We are all learners

Yesterday the Nokomis Obagijigan project was fortunate to spend some time with Animikiikwe, Christina Woods, from Bois Forte.  She shared her split toe moccasin style, pattern, and sewing style she learned from Margaret Hill (Mille Lacs).  Christina took the time to look at our attempts-some better than others- at this style, help us learn about materials, puckering, and how we can improve what we are doing.  We are all learners.  One of the big pieces of this residency with the Minnesota Historical Society is the opportunity to learn and grow ourselves.  As a round toe moccasin maker, we feel confident in our ability to both create, teach, and make patterns from this style.  But the split toe, quite frankly, has...

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