Poo’miikapi Textiles Tutorial 02: Naatowápo’takiis Show Quilt Pattern

Song: Ulali, “Mother,” Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women CD, World Music, 1995.

The Otahpiaaki Fashion Week Community Quilt

You Will Need Six Yards Scoured Cotton Fabric:

  • Divide 2 yards into four half-yard pieces and a one-yard piece.
  • Divide each of the half-yard pieces in half to make eight 18”x22” units. These will become our quilt squares
  • Bind into four pairs of circle designs. Used found objects to embed into cloth to make circle. I used both the ring and flat disk from canning jar lids, and Spider Woman design.
  • Bind the 1-yard of fabric with wide pleats in Little Canoe. Will be cut into strips.
  • Bind the 1-yard of fabric in a narrow width pleats in Little Canoe. Will be cut into strips.
  • Twist and bind the remaining 2-yards of fabric. Will be used for freeform improvisational cutting.
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Our goal is to make hand made matching circular designs. The two were made with embedded Mason jar lids.
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These were made with embedded Mason jar lids and cotton sinew.
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This is Ksisówáwakaasaakii (Spider Woman) Design created with tobacco twine.

 

Published by Carola Jones, Artist

Indigenous Artist, Writer, Designer | Internet Techie | Pow Wow Dancer | Lover of Dyeing Cloth Especially With Indigo, Madder & Marigold | 4th Generation Hand Embroidery & Sewing Enthusiastic | Working Traveler | NC Toisnot & Mattamuskeet Tuscarora & FL Seminole | Algonquin

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