Crochet’s comeback: A Siberian Yupik’s modern twist | INDIE ALASKA

Meet Mek, a Siberian Yupik artist in Anchorage who is revolutionizing the world of fashion! Through an amazing talent for crochet, Mek has created some of the most stylish balaclavas, scarves, and crop tops with a modern twist.

You’ll be inspired by Mek’s creativity, dedication, and passion for crochet.

Video and story by: Shiri Segal
Additional video provided by: Valerie Kern
Music by: Universal Production Music

INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The videos capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these stories present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska.

Shiri joined Alaska Public Media in January 2018.  Before joining AKPM, she worked as a News Production Assistant for Anchorage’s ABC/FOX/CW affiliate for six years.  Outside of work, she enjoys painting, metal clay jewelry, thrift shopping, hanging out with family/friends and traveling.

Shiri is an avid traveler has been to a couple different places in Europe, Israel and Japan. She has also resided in a few of the aforementioned. She enjoys research on cultural topics and is learning several different languages including Japanese, Korean, Hebrew and, in addition, historical languages such as Medieval English and Latin.

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