April Allen, our featured artist in Proudly Indigenous Crafts and Design, had a phone interview with Eye on the Arctic news writer Eilís Quinn about the CRAFTED Show + Sale event at Winnipeg Art Gallery:
“Northerners will be among the designers spotlighted next month when their work is featured in a special fashion show taking place as part of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s annual craft sale.
The CRAFTED Show + Sale takes place every year and features handmade goods from a variety of artists. But 2022 will be the first time a fashion show will take place as part of the event.”
“Allen, who produces under the label Stitched by April, describes the style of her pieces as contemporary but incorporating traditional materials. She says the main outfit of three she’ll be debuting in the show is a top and skirt made of hide, sealskin and leather, paired with turquoise hide boots sewn with her mothers’ pleats, sealskin flowers, black fox fur and turquoise pompoms.”
We are proud of our talented Indigenous artists like April, who create beautiful artworks that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the Indigenous community. From sealskin mittens, earrings to sealskin wall art, Proudly Indigenous Crafts & Design artists are dedicated to bringing their unique perspectives to the world.