Design concept for 2018 Poo’miikapi Quilting Workshop Harvesting Otahpiaaki Indigo Dye sponsored by Blackfoot Confederacy and Mount Royal University.
Teaching, learning, sharing and healing through indigenous textiles.
Transformative experience of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto
Summer Solstice Memories
Walk With Me Lord
Walk by faith, not by sight.
Understanding the creative process and an artist’s search for the real.
The creative process described from an Algonquin point of view.
May 1st is a memory of celebrating spring by dancing vibrant colored strips of cloth around a flower-covered pole. Momma was the freshman/sophomore Home Ec teacher in charge of dying the fabric. She dyed the fabric in our backyard under a pecan tree on Atlantic Street. May Day meant being able to wear all my…
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 in…
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.