Sheldon Jackson Museum Artist-in-residence June Pardue (Alutiiq) shows in this Part I YouTube video

how to replicate a looping two-colored stitch using gut, her medium of choice. The stitch is exactly the same stitch used in one of the museum’s Yup’ik fish skin sewing bags.

June was in the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program at the museum in May and part of June. The program is made possible with a grant from the National Geographic Lindblad LEX-NG Fund. You can watch part II to see her continue with the second color – black, on the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum’s new YouTube channel . Follow the channel for more filmed demonstrations and how-to clips, lectures and more!