Flora May, Mother and Child Together in Amauti, Woven and felted wool, embroidery fur, 2017
ᒥ ᑦᓱᔪᒃ | kussikuashu | kpitni’sewet | they sew
With the title being the translation of “they sew” in Inuktitut, Innu, and Mi’kmaq, this exhibition is about the act of sewing, stitching, and beading, and the importance of Indigenous women in craft. The act of threading a needle and stitching is important to many traditions in craft, such as beadwork, dollmaking, and skin stitching. These threads span generations; sewing is something that each of the Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit people have a distinct and individual relationship to.