Bring back the boot, says Nain seamstress seeking sealskin skills – CBC

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Bring back the boot, says Nain seamstress seeking sealskin skills – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2016142 Views

May 22, 2016

A Nain woman wants to teach the traditional skills required to make black sealskin bottom boots, a dying art in Labrador’s Inuit communities.

“There were older women in the community who did [make them] and I used to wonder, how do they do that? Why are they doing that?” said Peggy Andersen.

She hopes to train people to learn the craft of stitching the boot so the tradition can live on.

The seal bottom boots are not furry like the more common style of sealskin boot. The fur is removed, and Andersen said there are only a few people left who can do the stitch used to make the boots.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nain-seamstress-wants-to-learn-to-make-seal-skin-boots-1.3586245

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