Stitchin' in the Wilds of Alaska

Posted by Julie or Chris Jackson on

Meet Subversive Stitcher Kendra! She works as the fish ticket clerk at a salmon processing plant on Bristol Bay. She arrives in early May and works until about August 1. They process sockeye salmon, mostly for the domestic market and by mid-July she’d helped process just over 5 million pounds; last year they did about 8 million, a record year bay-wide. 

Kendra says, “It is a crazy business, but I’m (mostly) glad to be part of this still thriving wild fishery!”

Here are some photos of what it's like stitching out in the wilds of Alaska:

My cabin—a 20’ container
A pano of the beach
The fuel barge delivering a season’s worth of diesel and
gas—not  sure how much—75,000 gallons +?
Where it really happens 😉
Foxy near my "cabin"
Here’s a photo from the plane as I left. The tundra is much greener in late July than in early May!

I have so many questions, but WOW I'm glad she brought along some cross stitch because I'm not entirely sure if we deliver there! I bet foxes are great conversationalists to a POINT, but then what? Retreat and stitch! Cross stitch really warms the place up, makes the container a little more cozy. ;) Thanks so much for the photos, Kendra! This blows my mind! xoxo

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