Atigi Workshop with Martha Kyak
General $70, Students $65, Members $60
Learn to make an atigi, or Inuit parka with Inuk fashion designer and seamstress Martha Kyak in this hands-on workshop in the new Learning Hub of the Textile Museum of Canada. Martha’s work is featured in the exhibition ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios ongoing at the Museum until January 29, 2022.
Materials, patterns and equipment are included in the workshop. Basic sewing skills are recommended.
In accordance with Ontario’s vaccine certificate policy, all participants aged 12 and older are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (paper or digital copy) along with valid ID to visit the Textile Museum of Canada. You can find out more about our Covid-19 Visitor Policies here.
There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Food is not provided and participants are requested to eat their meals outside the Museum as there are no dining facilities onsite. Please contact Leah Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org for for any questions.
Martha Kyak is a self-taught artist and seamstress. She grew up in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut and is the youngest of eleven children. She comes from a family of creatives, artists, and educators. Martha had her own retail store in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) selling sewing supplies and other items. Her passion for sewing and designing developed watching her mother and sisters sew as a child. As an artist, she has illustrated several children’s books, as well as designed and produced Inuktitut books and teaching resources. Based in Ottawa, Martha owns and designs for InukChic Designs, creating elegant garments, parkas, casual wear and household items. True to her arctic roots, sealskin is featured predominantly in many of her designs.