Cherokee Heritage Center seeks applicants for needlework class
5/18/2010 6:50:27 AM
By Staff Reports

PARK HILL, Okla. – The Cherokee Heritage Center is offering a needlework class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 5. 

The instructor will be Veronica Gaston, a Cherokee Nation citizen known for exceptional textile work. The class is designed for adults and provides an opportunity to learn tatting, a nearly forgotten lace making technique. Students will have the opportunity for close study and informal discussions.

Pre-registration is recommended due to limited seating. A fee of $40 includes tuition and materials.

Domestic arts such as needlework were a strong element of the Cherokee Female Seminary’s curriculum. The first female seminary was located where the CHC sits today. Cherokee women for decades had embraced and perfected many needlework varieties.

Gaston has been asked to teach the course as part of a series of hands-on cultural classes offered by the CHC. Additional classes planned for 2010 include Hide Tanning, Flat Reed Basketry and Cherokee Imagery. 

To register for the class or for additional information, call the CHC Education Department at (918) 456-6007 or e-mail, or visit the CHC website at
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