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

Yup'ik woman from Akiacuaq (Akiachak) Alaska, living in Fairbanks Alaska. Alaska Native Artist. I am a poet! I am a wife of an amazing man from South Lake Tahoe, CA and a mother of two children. I enjoy the outdoors in Alaska. I made a Yup'ik woman's traditional fancy parka, "Qaliq." I am in a process of working on a child size parka and other Yup'ik traditional clothing. I share wonderful things about Alaska, the arts and the outdoors.