Checklist for indigo dyeing for indigenous fashion & quilting.
Remembering the day I became a motherless child.
Walk With Me Lord
Last night, I met with seven precious ladies in my first Modern Quilting Class at Wilson Community College. I’m humbled and blessed to be their guide to the world of stitching. Six are beginners and one is a quilter ready to make her quilts into works of art. So, I’m back to journaling my journeyContinue reading “Teaching Modern Quilting: Quilts As Art”
(Anne Carson “Uncle Harry” Inspired Writing) First of all, life in Wilson County, North Carolina when I was born was defined by segregation, social injustice, economic starvation and institutional discrimination enforced by “Jim Crow” laws. The brutality and harsh reality of life was white washed and veiled behind lace curtains of poison ivy drenched inContinue reading “Quilting Memories”
Making a Native American shawl using hand dyed fabric.
I’m organizing my living environment into a creative hands working studio. My Momma had a lot of nice things that she collected in my childhood home. Stories and her creative hands are attached to many of these items. But, the bottom line is that I’ve got too much stuff. It’s overwhelming! Momma saved everything. I’veContinue reading “Cloth As Memoir”
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.