Carola Jones, Teaching Artist, Designer
Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, Ceramic Sculptor,
Writer, Modern Quilter & Pow Wow Dancer
Dancing With Indigo as Medicine: My Transformative Journey
Small Business Consultant
Red + Black + White = Indigo Blue
Geechee Indigo Blue + NDN Land Based Ways of Doing
= Indigo Blue as Medicine
Indigo dyeing teaches transformation, and as my Momma often said, "If we witness transformation, we know that no matter what our circumstances, we can transform ourselves. Not another person, only ourselves. If we learn, teach each other, share our creativity, we can heal ourselves, our community and our land." My time on The Okanagan and the experiences of indigo dyeing to support the "Water Is Life" Movement, was part of my physical healing after a near death experience last year. The Okanagan Twin blankets were birthed as part of SITE/ation as traditional Eastern Woodlands blue wool blankets. One blanket is a Courting or Marriage Blanket, and the other with the Spirit of a Buffalo Ghost Dancer is a Women's Dance Blanket. Both blankets have traveled from The Okanagan to Spillimacheen across from the Columbia River to Contentnea Creek Homeland, where they will dance on the Pow Wow Trail to globally reclaim indigo dyeing as medicine.
Learn To Bind Up Your Blues While Creating Indigo Cloth In Patterns To Dye For From The Comfort Of Your Home
On-Demand & LIVE Workshops, Lectures & Free YouTube Vlogs
Early Bird Registration
On Demand Classes
Dye fabric with me from the convenience of your home in an On Demand Class. Different stitch and bound resist pattern techniques are available. A supportive sharing studio experience with two 30-minute LIVE AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions, and 6-Months access to course content of PDF downloads and instructional videos.
Live Workshops on Zoom
Explore creating one-of-a-kind indigo dyed wearables using sustainable ethically sourced eco-friendly materials in a Live Workshop on Zoom. Three day long weekend workshop from 12 Noon on Friday until 3:00 PM on Sunday. See Full Schedule.
Live Lectures to Groups
Explore live lectures on topics related to creating yardage for quilting using natural dyes alone or combined with other fabric surface design techniques. Plus how to use EQ8 as a quilt design tool. FREE EQ8 Patterns.