Hey, I’m Jen
I dye fabric and have been teaching people how to dye with indigo for the last 6 years at Paradigm Gardens in Madison, at Olbrich Gardens, Mad City Bazaar, Blue Bar Quilts, The Electric Needle, Millhouse Quilts, privately and really anywhere anyone will let me.
I founded and run the super popular Fearless Crafters Program at the Monona Library. I’m also coordinating a community mending day there.
I teach creative classes at the American Family Dream Bank, Madison and Monona Libraries and privately.
And when I’m not enabling your creativity or dyeing, painting, doodling or writing on my own projects, I can be found hanging with my two teen-aged kids, husband and our little bitty rescue dog Gus. We love to host outdoor movies nights in our back yard and travel to visit our family who live in warm places by oceans.
You’ll know me when you see me, I’m the one who is always wearing blue and probably telling dirty jokes.
My work and passion are to be an antidote to the “Fear of Making”. I do this work out of a deeply held conviction that the act of creating something out of nothing feeds our soul and self-worth and is just plain fun.
Sometimes, all people need is the right encouragement. That’s where we come in.
Hello, I’m Jenina.
Nice Meeting You!
Seeker and creator of beauty
Sewing enthusiast; especially anything stretchy (long story here)
Color lover/addict, really
Deep Into Indigo event planner, hostess, & chef extraordinaire
I’m a believer in the power making and creating to connect us to ourselves and each other.
There is also no more sensual or sensory experience than putting our hands on our work and passing it on to go out in the world—this is a deep, ancient and magical human impulse.