Journaling my journey as someone who makes unique handmade embellishments for the body, walls and dining tables. My materials include earthenware and porcelain clays, cloth, yarn, paper, glass beads and digital illustrations. I am a writer, visual storyteller, dreamer, working traveler, Pow Wow dancer, sharing maker of objects & an avid cook -- dyeing cloth on Skaru:'re Ancestral Homeland in Eastern North Carolina.
Come Back As A Flower
Mixed Media Self-Portrait (Sculpted clay mask, fabric & digital illustration)
Walking On Sunshine Dyeing Cloth
2 Gallons of Stock Solution
Today is exciting! Two gallons of stock solution makes enough dye for this much. I needed an extra 2 cups, so to make it work I consolidated containers and put dye samples into large ziplock bags. Neat tip but place plastic bag in another container after it's filled. I also put a rubber band around the top of the bag. The fabric kept bobbing up in one container, so I use empty mason jars to keep the fabric submerged in the dye bath. Now comes a demonstration of patience because I need to wait 24 hours to see my results.