Kayla Twyne is the beadwork artist behind Sweetgrass Sisters, a Hamilton, ON based Indigenous owned small business. Kayla is from the Mi’kmaq Nation, Eagle Clan and her name is Toqintmatitlmuinl (The One Who Walks Beside The Bears). Kayla’s paternal side belongs to Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation and she also has mixed European ancestry (predominantly British and Irish).
Kayla has been beading since 2016 and for years created items for friends, family and herself. She recently became a mom and was looking for a creative outlet while on maternity leave, and decided to pick beading back up. Sweetgrass Sisters was born in October 2021 and has been a labour of love ever since.