Sandra Marion is from the Tahltan tribe of Northern B.C, and is a member of the Crow Clan. As a teenager, she learned the Northern style of beading onto hand-tanned moose hide, a tradition that was passed down from an older cousin.
Sandra’s dressmaking training includes a fashion design diploma from the Blanche McDonald Institute, as well as, private lessons in haute couture sewing, pattern making, and beading and embroidery.
Additional dressmaking experience includes a number of years spent altering wedding dresses for different bridal salons. Skills acquired from this time of employment includes adjusting wedding dresses to fit, creating both French and Victorian bustles, and working with a lot of lace and beads.