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Lectures and master-classes
for residents of San Francisco-Bay Area

Feel free to ask us to organize any lecture/master-class for a group of your friends who are interested in Russian tradition. Please contact us via e-mail, and we will discuss date, time, and place appropriate for your group.

If you don't have a group, you may sign in for any topic. We will make a lecture on a certain topic when a group of at least 4 people will be assembled. We will inform you about date, time, and place of a lecture.

The cost of a lecture/master-class is $25 per person. A class lasts up to 3 hours.


2. Traditional Woman's Outfit, Russia, the 13th-19th centuries, a lecture
Cut a Russian woman's outfit of an authentic design, a master-class
(several options are available, because of a regional specifics)


Lecture (up to 1.5 hours)
  • A brief overview of a traditional Russian woman's outfit, the 13th-19th centuries
  • What items did a woman's outfit consist of? Materials, designs, and history of each part.
  • Four main types of Russian women's clothes. History, evolution, regional specifics, specifics of a cut.
  • A woman's shirt(underdress) or a ritual dress. Regional specifics. Spiritual meaning of a decoration.
  • A dress (sarafan). Regional specifics. Social meaning of a decoration.
  • A skirt (ponyova). Regional specifics. Social meaning of a decoration.
Master-class options: (each option takes up to 2 hours)
  • How to make a woman's shirt (underdress)
  • Choose the model of a shirt appropriate to a participant (according to her age, wealth and (for people with Russian family heritage) family history).
    Woman's shirt or ritual dress: a general pattern
    Take measures needed for the shirt, make a pattern in accordance to your measures
    Cut your shirt together with us
    Tips and tricks of making Russian shirt
  • How to make a sarafan?
  • Choose the model of a saran appropriate to a participant (according to her age, wealth and (for people with Russian family heritage) family history).
    A sarafan: a general pattern
    Take measures needed for a sarafan, make a pattern in accordance to your measures
    Cut your sarafan together with us
    Tips and tricks of making Russian sarafan
  • How to make a poneva-skirt?
  • Choose the model of a poneva appropriate to a participant (according to her age, wealth and (for people with Russian family heritage) family history).
    Take measures needed for a poneva, make a pattern in accordance to your measures
    Cut your poneva together with us
    Tips and tricks of making Russian poneva
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