How to Make Sealskin Boots

Ruby Cabot
West St Modeste, Labrador

In this recording from the Coastal Heritage Collection from July 2008, Ruby Cabot tells Gertie Fowler how she makes skin boots. Ruby was taught to make skin boots by her husband’s grandmother, Aunt Lou Cabot. She has been a volunteer with many craft related organizations over the years, including the Women’s Institute, the Labrador Straits Museum, and Labrador Craft Producer’s Association. Ruby resides in West St. Modeste.

A transcript of this interview is also available: Ruby-Cabot-Sealskin-Boot-Making (PDF file, 56 KB).

The resources on this page are part of SmartLabrador’s Cultural Heritage Experience (CHE) project and are used with permission.