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“A Journey Down the Nile 1910” A History Slide Talk

December 4, 2020

Hello Gang!  It’s that time of the year when businesses dive into a yearly review.  2020 has been a bit of a struggle for all people across the whole planet.  I thank my lucky stars that my hubby is still working and that we are surviving this dark year.  My business, like many small belly […]

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Books For Belly Dancers: On the Shelves at Studio Davina 2020

November 26, 2020

Hello Gang, This is part two of the “On the Shelves at Studio Davina” series. In this post I would like to share my top 10 books for belly dancers. I picked an assortment of my favorites, these are all books I’ve read more than once and that have inspired my own research.  These are […]

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Essential Costuming Books: on the shelves at Studio Davina 2020

November 16, 2020

I like big books and I cannot lie! I recently posted a shelfie and got an email from a reader who asked for affordable recommendations for reference books for a budding costume designer.  When I teach costume workshops, I find myself recommending the same dozen or so books.  So if you are holiday shopping for […]

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Assiut Virtual Holiday Market – Assiut Fans Facebook Group

November 9, 2020

  Assiut Virtual Holiday Market “Free to Post – Free to Shop” Assiut Fans Facebook Group Weekly Posts Every Monday Nov. 7, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2020 This year I’ve teamed up with my “Cloth of Egypt”  co-author, photographer Alisha Westerfeld to host an assiut themed shopping/selling event in our Assiut Fans assiut group. This […]

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Assiut Masks? More Coming Soon!

November 3, 2020

Hello Gang! Over the summer I spent two months making more than 350 assiut masks.  These were made from scraps, pieces, and partial panels leftover from past projects.  When I did the costume and clothing build for my book “Cloth of Egypt: All About Assiut,” I kept every little scrap, and I had a couple […]

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