We can rise up from the charred cinders of our brokenness by transforming our hands to be creative.
Beginning a new journey of healing and transformation after walking out 3 sun rotations of 13 moons associated with the death of my mother.
Transformation through indigo dyeing and healing brokenness with creative hands.
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”
Link to YouTube Movie previewing next weeks workshops at Otahpiaaki 2018.
Teaching, learning, sharing and healing through indigenous textiles.
Transforming The Blues into Textiles using cloth in an indigo vat.
Sunday was my birthday and I had a writing assignment in my Loft Literary Center class to write a 26 sentence story. I had never heard of such a thing but the idea is to begin each sentence with the letters in the alphabet, i.e. A, B, C etc. The hardest for me was “X”,Continue reading “Momma & Me: Indigo Blues & Slow Stitching”
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”
A Healing Balm To Comfort Grief: Free Writing, Drawing, Indigo Dyeing & Stitching As an acknowledgment to my momma’s Crossing Over one month today, I’m sharing my Free Write Blog post. To honor promises that I made to my momma, Doris Lee Jones, her mother, Minnie Eva Woodard and my grandmother caregiver, Mattie (Yat) BurnetteContinue reading “Free Writing, Drawing, Indigo Dyeing & Stitching: Marks 4 Healing”