June 11–12, 2022

Regalia Applique for Beginners


Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival 2022

Regalia Applique

Photo courtesy of the artist


This introductory workshop on applique for regalia will let you try traditional applique methods for Pow Wow regalia. The ways are raw edge (or zig zag) and free-motion embroidery. Rhonda Doxtator will lead participants through the process of design and colour selection, which is significant in regalia making. Participants will choose their favourite method to create a unique pouch to bring home with them.

IFA provides participants with all materials and access to a domestic sewing machine.


Rhonda Doxtator is Turtle clan from the Oneida Nation of the Thames. Her true name is Kawisahawi which means She Is Carrying Ice in the Oneida language.  She is a proud grandmother, hoop dancer, a jingle dress dancer, traditional singer and regalia designer.  From the age of 12, Rhonda has been developing her skill as a beader and regalia maker. Taught by her late aunt Eva Doxtator, Rhonda was able to develop her own style and has devoted this creative energy to making regalia for children and youth who wish to dance.

Dates & Times

June 11
11am – 4pm

June 12
11am – 4pm


The Lookout

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON