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Radical Caftan with Carole Frances Lung

July 22 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Monday-Wednesday, July 22-24, 10am-1pm

3 sessions | $200 for members, $225 for non-members 

Many materials included in price of workshop, please see materials list for more details.

Join in making your very own Radical Caftan!

 A vision of change and radical break from the business-of-fashion-as-usual, the caftan can be worn by people of any gender, age, or size, and in any climate. The radical caftan rejects the discipline of the body by providing free movement and minimal restriction for the wearer. Using yardage, upcycled, and found materials, participants will learn basic caftan pattern drafting, sewing, and embellishment techniques. No sewing experience necessary and all levels welcome. We will complete the caftans just in time to parade them for P-town’s Wednesday Tea Dance. radicalcaftan.com


Carole Frances Lung (they/ them, San Francisco CA, B. 1966) is the biographer and archivist for their alter ego Frau Fiber; Professor and Curator of the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms, Frau Fiber’s headquarters in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Lower Ninth ward in New Orleans, LA; and the Executive Director of Antenna in New Orleans LA. Their work in collaboration with Frau Fiber activates a vocabulary of fashion and textile production and consumption, crafting of one of a kind garments, installations, performances, and social sculpture, paying homage to labor, textile and apparel manufacturing histories and contemporary production systems.

Websites: carolefranceslung.wordpress.com, radicalcaftan.com

Carole Frances Lung, Radical Caftan B Dazzled, 2024