Sarah Lennie

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Whitehorse, Yukon

Traditional Craft

Sarah grew up around mom, her sisters, friends, nieces doing embroidery for gummiks (mukluks). As soon as the men went hunting, trapping and traveling; the woman got together to share food, childcare, patterns, stories and laughter!
Now, I am attempting to follow instructions from memory, trial and error. Mom always says “don’t sew unless your in the mood”. I am willing to learn new ways; prefer using her patterns which her mom used as well. Also will only use natural hides unless order asks otherwise. Recreating our design gives me hope, strengthens and builds pathways.