Cold and busy sewing

I have been busy sitting and sewing every evening and taking pictures along the way but neglected to posted updates on website.

Here are some pictures of the progress;

It’s been cold and it’s going to get colder 🌬❄️

Bottom front added;

I am sewing the squirrels on fur side. When I sew calf skin and squirrels furs together I sew from leather side. It looks sturdy and neat to sew the squirrels on fur side.

I am sewing the top arms together measure by measure.

At some point I will sketch the pattern together and post. I haven’t had time to write about the museum experience.

Happy new year!!!🎆

Author: Nasek'taq

Merna Wharton “Nasek’taq” is Yup'ik from Akiacuaq (Akiachak) lives in Anchorage Alaska. Merna is an Alaska Native artist, poet, traditional and contemporary seamstress, carver, gatherer of greens and berries, and loves the outdoors of Alaska! Merna enjoys finding art in natural elements and shares her experiences through her website, Merna crafts to preserve her culture and art and shares her worldview from a remote village Yup’ik girl’s perspective with a glimpse of life in Alaska in her writing and poems. More information about her art can be found at

4 thoughts on “Cold and busy sewing”

  1. Awesome job and very impressive. Its hard and tedious at first, but when progressive patterns start developing, confidence and enjoyment is added on the joy of making!! God bless your talent and your family!! Love you!!

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