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Osage Ribbonwork class with Ruth Shaw *postponed due to weather*

January 21, 1 p.m.3 p.m.

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A series of four programs taught by Osage artist Ruth Shaw will introduce the techniques of making Osage ribbonwork. The classes will occur at the White Hair Memorial in December 2023 and January 2024. Each student will create an Osage ribbonwork piece to take home with them.

The classes will be held on four Sundays:

  • December 3
  • December 10
  • January 21 *postponed to February 4 due to weather*
  • January 28
  • February 4

Each class will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at no charge. All supplies needed will be provided for the classes.

Class sizes will be limited to 12 participants. Registration is required. To register for the classes, contact Tara Damron by calling 918-538-2417 or by sending an email to tara.damron@okhistory.ok.gov. You can also send her a request to participate by messenger via White Hair Memorial on Facebook.

Ruth Shaw (Osage)

About the artist:

Ruth Shaw (Osage) has been sewing Osage ribbonwork for over thirty years. Self-taught, she refined her technique by taking classes from the late Chris Johnston, the late Davy Watts and the late Josephine Tillman.
She initially began sewing ribbonwork at an early age after her mother became ill with rheumatoid arthritis, and they could no longer complete sewing projects together. She has always drawn her inspiration from her mother.
During her career, Ruth has made many Osage ribbonwork suits, skirts, leggings, men’s and women’s broadcloth blankets and aprons. She was also commissioned to make a men’s ribbonwork suit for the current Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear.


January 21
1 p.m.–3 p.m.
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