Spinning muskox wool

Students in a Kajusivik Adult Education class in Kuujjuaq learn the basics of qiviut, or muskox wool spinning, from instructor Rachel Guindon (third from left). From March 21 to 23, participants learned how to prepare and handle the fibre by using drop spindles and spinning wheels to create their own yarn. Students also learned about the history and ecology of muskox in Nunavik and about what can be made with qiviut. (Photo courtesy of Kajusivik Adult Education)

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  1. Posted by Laurie Burggraff on

    Where are you located

  2. Posted by Uyagaachiaq on

    I am a qiviut knitter and have been a member of the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producer’s Cooperative here in Alaska.
    So nice and warming to see this for my fellow Inuit peoples of the High North working together on this.

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