Susie Ketler
Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC

Artist’s Legal Name: Susie Sarah Eve Etok Ketler              

Also known as: Susie                  

Artist lives in: Kemptville, ON

Community artist is from: Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC

Categories of art practiced: Mitt Making; Slipper Making; Parka Making; Crochet Hats; Knit Duffel Socks; Knitting Hats

Preferred materials & subjects: Sewing Mitts; Slippers; Leather; Sealskin

Year of Birth: 1946

Artist’s background: Susie grew up in Kangiqsualujjuaq. She loved to play outside and explore the land when she was growing up. Her grandmother and grandfather taught her how to sew her own clothes. As a young bride in the early 70’s she moved to Ontario where she and her husband farmed beefalo and vegetable gardens. Even though she lived in the south, Susie continued to make her daughter’s clothes and clothing for others using traditional patterns and materials. Susie is presently a sewing instructor for Isaruit. She wants to keep her Inuit cultural alive by sewing, knitting and crochet. It’s hard for her to get caribou skin so she mostly works with leather and sometimes sealskin.

Notes/ Comments: I’m just doing what I like to do, something to do.

Gallery holdings of artist’s work, or their relatives’ work: Her Mother has a Caribou Skin Amauti in a gallery in Montreal.

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