Witnessing Transformation On Indigenous First Contact Land

Indigenous textiles as a source of healing and transformation practiced by Official Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia.

Are You Ready To Dye Some Fabric For Sewing? Basic Materials You’ll Need For Indigo Dyeing

Checklist for indigo dyeing for indigenous fashion & quilting.

Are You Ready To Dye Some Fabric or Yarn?

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?”

Flying the Coup to Freedom in Canada

A Personal Celebration of Indigenous Eastern N.C. Cultural Heritage ~ From the Last Toisnot Tuscarora Gatekeeper Yesterday, while braiding my hair, Felicia Farmer asked me how I felt about my upcoming trips to Calgary, Canada and New Orleans. I told her I was fearful because I’m alone and, as a woman, I don’t want toContinue reading “Flying the Coup to Freedom in Canada”

Otahpiaaki 2018 Workshop Preview

Link to YouTube Movie previewing next weeks workshops at Otahpiaaki 2018.

My Indigo Blues Journey

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”

All About 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.