After teaching indigo dyeing in Calgary and indigo and black walnut in New Orleans, I’m back in my home studio. My recent travels have endeared many new contacts to my heart as lifelong friends and natural dye converts. As promised, I will Blog my process step by step so anyone interested can follow along. WeContinue reading “Are You Ready To Dye Some Fabric or Yarn?”
How to prepare plant based fibers for natural dyeing.
Transformation through indigo dyeing and healing brokenness with creative hands.
Link to YouTube Movie previewing next weeks workshops at Otahpiaaki 2018.
DIY materials to make a Native American Dance Shawl with flat fringe.
Making a Native American shawl using hand dyed fabric.
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”
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”
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.