Making Internal Moccasin Supports


In this video, Sophie Hunter, Samuel H. Kress Fellow at the Museum of New Mexico Conservation Unit and Nicole Passerotti, Samuel H. Kress Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, introduces different methods for creating internal moccasin supports ("moccasin stuffings"), as well as some general rules and the philosophy behind stuffing objects. The presenters provide solutions for low and high moccasins, moccasins with vulnerable interior surfaces, and fast solutions for those who may not have time to sew a support. The presenters also introduce an elegant exterior support/ storage mount that can be made, and is especially useful for supporting high moccasins. This session was part of the 2017 ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-12, 2017.