Inspiration is from you 🌸

I have to say – friends and family inspire even when it’s sandpaper vs sandpaper or a soft tissue vs tough nose; I have learned to avoid being irritated by fur, that is sewing from fur side of the skin. Squirrel parkas were sewn by fur side and it makes sense now that I have experienced it and I love it!!!! Changing for the better does help improve the quality of life = quality of wear.

Your support by just checking my site helps me to move forward and strive to finish – Quyana cakneq!

Start of the hood. Lots of measuring has caused set back but I will keep moving forward.

Cutting the bottom to match my parka was difficult but thankful I found a ruler that’s angled for shoulders, I was able to come close to the shape.

I am working on the hood and the front near the neck. I am sewing piece by piece after I measure my parka. I may need to revisit the museum to inspect the front neck area.

Even behind these beautiful pictures, there are real struggles – furs in different shapes and sizes, cracked fingers, and time management with work, family and parka project multiply that by personalities equals patience plus lots of praying and forgiveness of self and others. You all are furtastic!

Pray always ❤️🌸 God will answer❤️

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.