Indigenous textiles as a source of healing and transformation practiced by Official Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia.
Checklist for indigo dyeing for indigenous fashion & quilting.
Description with links to supplies and tutorials for dyeing with natural indigo.
How to prepare plant based fibers for natural dyeing.
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”,…
Making a Native American shawl using hand dyed fabric.
Process of indigo dyeing cotton cloth to create a one of a kind Native American Dance Shawl with flat fringe.
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 in…
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 blessed…
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.