Photo: Sandra Rideout


beading, duffle, fabric, jewellry, seal skin, textile

Artistic Community:

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL



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.

23 February 1966


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Sandra Rideout is a seamstress and textile artist from Goose Bay, Nunatsiavut. She is primarily self taught, having acquired many skills and techniques over time from friends and family members. As a small child, she began watching her mother and grandmother work; they would give her scraps to practice with, and answer questions or offer tips when they were able. However, because sewing was their livelihood, Rideout mostly had to learn by watching and her own trial and error. Once she began making larger items like mitts and slippers, her mother started offering more direct feedback and technical suggestions. She has also learned a lot from other craftspeople, family and friends, including, for example, elaborate stitching techniques, regional designs and styles, and how to size boots. Rideout makes a variety of items: sealskin ties, boots, mitts, and other wearable items.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Seal Skin Mitt-Making Course Offered in HVGB November 15, 2012
Labrador Inuit challenged over revoked memberships February 21, 2007


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Fine Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Oct 2016 - Jan 2017 The Rooms Provincical Art Gallery
Nunatsiavut Community Art and Craft Exhibition November 2015 Kinsmen and Kinettes Club


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012 Governor General of Canada

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September 12, 2017 Created by: Heather Igloliorte and Sandra Rideout Edited by: Inuit Art Foundation