Keeping warm

I sit on the couch at the corner under the light basically sitting on my feet to keep warm. As I sit there, sewing away I forget about my legs until they get numb 🤪! As the parka gets its sides sewn together I can now be kept warm from the soft squirrel parka. So here are tons of pictures you would enjoy🌸;

Side pattern that guided me

Once I got a side pattern – working on measurements got easier. The challenging part was the arm pit. Studying the parka and other parkas has really helped me to get an idea which direction to go. Lots of thinking, measuring and accidental poking from the needle.

Thanks to my husband Matthew and my girls for all your patience.

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, nasektaq.com. 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 https://www.rasmuson.org/49writers/artist-profile/merna-wharton/.