DIY materials to make a Native American Dance Shawl with flat fringe.
Monthly Archives: August 2017
DIY Tech Tip
How to use Instagram on a computer.
Round Midnight Stitching
Making a Native American shawl using hand dyed fabric.
Indigo Dyed Native American Shawl
Process of indigo dyeing cotton cloth to create a one of a kind Native American Dance Shawl with flat fringe.
Cloth As Memoir
I’m organizing my living environment into a creative hands working studio. My Momma had a lot of nice things that she collected in my childhood home. Stories and her creative hands are attached to many of these items. But, the bottom line is that I’ve got too much stuff. It’s overwhelming! Momma saved everything. I’veContinue reading “Cloth As Memoir”
The Creative Process
While unpacking boxes, as I settle into my childhood home, I came across my research from teaching Contemporary Art & Design at Chowan University a few years ago. The timing was perfect for me to be my own learner. “Teaching is for learners,” echoing in my ears in my Momma’s voice. The creative process ofContinue reading “The Creative Process”
My Indigo Blues Journey
I’m a Teaching Artist from a family of teachers and women who loved sewing, quilting, dyeing fabric, weaving rugs, embroidery and crochet. I grew up in a multi-generational home where handmade was a way of life. I earned a BFA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Studio Art with concentrations inContinue reading “My Indigo Blues Journey”
Awa Indigo Art Project Ai-no-Keshiki
Today is Day 03 of my participation living with a square of indigo in a fading box with connections to Japan. The cloth was dyed with indigo from Tokushima and the art project is led and developed by Rowland Ricketts. Four hundred and fifty people are participating all around the world. I feel abundantly blessedContinue reading “Awa Indigo Art Project Ai-no-Keshiki”
Indigo Online Purchase Options
Online sources of both natural and synthetic indigo.
All About Indigo
The only natural blue dye comes from the indigo plant. Indigo is one of the oldest dyes in the history of humanity. Its history is rich with mystery, ruthlessness, greed, exploration and mystical qualities. All About Indigo explores the plant.