What is it like to attend a class with Marna Jean ?
My goal is for everyone to learn, grow and have fun, but I also want you to understand a bit more about the “whys” of historic clothing.
Both Lectures and Classes are available for booking and can range from being presented in historic clothing with a complete period dressmakers set up, or a more modern setting focusing on helping staff and volunteers complete appropriate clothing for the desired timeframe depending on the need of the venue.
I took my first class in historical attire from Marna several years ago. I can’t say enough good things. Her class not only covered construction/sewing of the garment but also lots of extras. She provided extant examples and walked us through the nuances of each. She explained why things were constructed the way they were, what fabrics were appropriate and why each was chosen. Marna is not only a fantastic instructor but provides the context that makes the past come to life.-- Chris Twing