Photo: Annie Petaulassie
Credit: Courtesy the artist


beadwork, duffle, fabric, seal skin, textile

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU



Annie Petaulassie is a master seamstress retired teacher who taught for 33 years in Iqaluit, NU. Petaulassie led programmes for youth from across Canada on how to make sealskin slippers and mitts. She also works with sewing, beading and making handcrafts. She won a Nunavut-wide contest for making sealskin clothings. Petaulassie is passionate about passing on traditional knowledge to future generations.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Spun Gold November 2019 Beth Brown
Iqaluit woman reconnects with late father through stitching January 1, 2019 CBC News
Annie Petaulassie is Nunavut’s best stitcher November 7, 2018 Derek Neary


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Polar Circumpolar Workshop November 2019
Trade Show and Marketing April 2019 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Tujjak: Nunavut Art Pop-Up Shop March 2019 Artspeak Gallery