Blog: Dyeing Cloth, Stitching & Southern Family Recipes

Stitching Up My Blues

The beginning of the story of stitching up my Blues with purpose honoring a best friend.

Fiber Friday | 10.21.2022

Preparing silk for surface design techniques. Eco-Printing with Flowers, Abstract Silk Painting & Marbling.

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Fiber Art by Carola

Carola Jones,
Indigenous
Studio Artist,
Writer, Visual
Educator &
Pow Wow Dancer

At five years old, seeing my grandmother and her mother hang wet green fabric on the clothesline that changed to blue in front of my bewildered eyes as it was blowing in the wind transfixed me. Indigo dyeing as historically practiced by indigenous people on the Coastal Plains of Carolina is both art and medicine. My passion is to share the multi-generational knowledge that I hold with others who want to experience the transformation of The Indigo Blues.

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