Annabelle Lattie is of the Wolf clan in the Gitxsan Nation. Her Gitxsan name is Tsi'goot which means “catches things quickly”. She was born in Hazelton, British Columbia and moved to Mayo, Yukon in 1990 where she currently resides.
Annabelle has been an artist for over 20 years, taking after her mother’s passion to learn and try new things such as quilting and beading. Once she moved to Mayo, she had the opportunity to learn from Elders and fellow artists including Julia Olsen, Martha Buyck, Dorothy Profeit and Nancy Hager. Here she honed in on her skills, learning many new techniques, and applying them to her craft.
Enjoying the process of using different practices, Annabelle combines the techniques of felting and beading in some of her artwork, embellishing them with ribbon she’s collected from different parts of the world. She uses different fabrics and ribbons to make modern and fashionable pieces while also paying respect to history. An example of this is the use of granny hankys in her mukluks or as the vines in her shawls as a way to remember grandmothers, incorporating something they wore many years ago into her art.
“Elders are our best teachers. No matter how old you are or how long you have been doing something, there is always something new to learn, a new technique you didn't know before.” – Annabelle Lattie.
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