Meeka Aqqiaruq
Igloolik, NU

Artist’s Legal Name: Meeka Aqqiaruq

Also Known As: Meex

Artist Lives In: London, ON

Community artist is from: Igloolik, NU

Categories of art practiced: Amauti Making; Parka Making; Mitt Making; Crochet Baby Hats; Crochet Hats

Preferred materials & subjects: Yarns to crochet baby hats and adult hats; Sealskin for Mitts

Year of Birth: 1969

Profession or Work: Interpreter/Translator

Artist Background:

Meeka is from the small community of Igloolik, NU. She learned how to sew by watching her mother sew when Meeka was growing up. She now lives in London, ON and is working as a Interpreter/Translator. She makes amauti’s, parka’s, mitts and hats but she prefers to crochet hats , especially for babies and children, but for adults as well, and sometimes sews sealskin mitts. On her spare time, Meeka likes to sew and crochet. She sometimes likes to sell what she makes on Facebook because people often like what she has sewn and crocheted.


“Keep trying. Keep sewing and each time you do one, it gets better all the time.”

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