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Sheila M-Wapachee

Traditional & Contemporary:
Beadwork | Sewing, Knitting
Location: Mistissini

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Short description of your art.

Started sewing at young age, my late mom Elizabeth Gunner-Matoush use to teach me how to sew, she was my role model on sewing. I remember asking my mom to teach or show me what and how she started sewing whatever she was sewing from the start to the end.

Where did you learn your art?

I Learn from my late mom first, then school.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

I fine my inspiration, when I see something that I really want to make, I will try it and if it doesn't look good I always redo it.

Have you received any formal training?

Just from my late mom.

What other art forms do you practice?

wanted to start practicing making eenou parka.

Have you ever received any awards or special recognition?


Do you sell your work? If so, how?

Yes I do sell. my work, when people ask me to make something for them.

Has your art work ever been mentioned in any media?

No. I like to keep it private, what I do.

Please provide any information on your buyers.

Most of my buyers are from coastal and local.

Please provide any other information you would like to mention.

On my spare time, that's when i go into my sewing and pick up what to make sometimes I just sit there for few minutes just to think what & how to start what I wanted to make, I stay in my sewing room for good hours just to finish what I've been sewing.