Beyond Buckskin Designer Profle:  Penny Singer

Penny Singer began sewing at a young age, but didn’t get serious about creating clothing until college. While at IAIA, she made dance regalia and ribbon shirts for a friend, and then later decided to sell her ribbon shirts at Indian markets. Since then, she has expanded to men’s and women’s shirts, jackets, vests, capes, and accessories. 

Navajo Designers Penny Singer and Bonnie Woodie Bring Fashion to Coeur d'Alene Country


Post Falls, Idaho--“Be careful when you wear my stuff,” designer Penny Singer laughs. “It draws lots of attention." Singer, along with fellow Dine’ clothing designer Bonnie Woodie, recently traveled to northern Idaho to present their native fashions on the eve of Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Julyamsh powwow. Each year an artists-and-buyers reception is held at the Jacklin Arts & Culture Center, about three miles from the powwow site. The fashion show was a new event for this reception.