Carrie Carty

Indigenous/First Nation Association(s): 
Haida

Ravens tail weaving is a part of who I am.  A community of artists has surrounded me throughout my entire life.  I always had an interest in creating traditional art of some sort. It wasn’t until after my son was born that I discovered Ravens tail weaving. A dear friend of mine, Tiffany Vanderhoop, taught me.  I was taught how to make a small pouch and haven’t stopped since. I am still learning new techniques and I believe that I will always be learning how to improve my art form.  I like to be able to look at some of my older pieces and see how my new work has evolved since then. In the past two years I have started becoming more involved in my weaving and have dedicated much more time to the art form.  I plan on continuing my weaving on a regular basis and have a goal to complete a robe within the next two years.  Currently I am working on small pieces that include: pouches, medicine bags, wristband, headbands, and leggings.  I love what I do. It gives me a sense of pride. I am happy to be able to share my work with others and be able to pass on such a precious gift. 

Location: 
283 Eagle Avenue
V0T 1M0 Old Massett , British Columbia
Canada
54° 2' 25.5012" N, 132° 11' 16.458" W
British Columbia CA