Using fabric from my indigo dyed cloth stash, along with my clothes that were rescued from my eviction, I’m creating new quilt designs about The Blues of “Winter In America.”
Types of fabric to dye for quilting.
Gullah History of Carolina Indigo From An Indigenous Point Of View.
Native Indigo of the Carolinas indigofera suffruticosa.
Fabric description and requirements for Otahpiaaki Community Show Quilt.
Online sources of both natural and synthetic 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.
The blessing of a new year is the privilege to roll the dial back to 001. Being at one signifies a new day, a brand new start, having another opportunity to get living life right. My reward to myself is a continuous 28-day pledge to draw, make color and journal the process. I’m a teachingContinue reading “A New Year With Penland On My Mind”
After crying for twenty hours because I’m going to be an orphan soon, I surrender all. I’m at the end of my bloodline because I’m dirt and river water. I’m Toisnoit Skaru:re to Contentnea Creek, a Gatekeepers off-spring that hid in plain sight for 300 years. I’m this black earth where people from Fort Neyuheru:keContinue reading “Crying The Blues Away”