Yá'át'ééh & Welcome!
My name is Michelle, I am Dine' from Northern New Mexico. I am Bitterwater (Todích'íí'nii) born for the Redhouse (Kinlichii'nii) Clan.
My learning + creating journey was born when the world stopped trying to do too many things and we were forced to stay home during the pandemic. I used my creative skills to quiet all the worries, challenges, and overwhelming fears we were dealing with everyday. I found my safe place in my sewing room, surrounded by fabric.
Inspiration flowed when my daughter asked for a ribbon skirt to wear. I looked up videos on Youtube, followed Indigenous creators on Tiktok and with some trial and error I was able to make her first skirt.
From that moment, I decided to make bold, beautiful pieces of wearable art. Pieces that tell the world when we walk into a room "We are still here! The world tried to kill us, and we prevailed." It makes me so happy to see pieces I've created out in the world.
Now you can catch me on TikTok teaching everyone how to make my skirts and hopefully inspiring everyone to make something beautiful.
If you don't want to sew and would rather purchase from me, Ahéhee' for supporting an Indigenous-owned business!