Calico, Jorja - LilRain
Jorja began spinning yarn with her Grandmother during her early childhood. During these years she developed the love and enjoyment of working with a variety of textiles. She then began fingerweaving with her sister. About 2008 Jorja started selling her belts, sashes and scarves. Then in 2014 she taught finger-weaving as a demonstration for the Cherokee National Holiday. She has since then produced a DVD about Fingerweaving. Jorja makes a variety of things from sashes, belts, garters, straps, western hat bands to lanyards. She has been commissioned by Cherokee Nation Chief to make sashes, along with veterans, and former Miss Cherokees. Jorja is a member of the Cherokee Art Association, Indian Arts and Crafts Association, The Cherokee Nation First Family Group, and the Nancy Ward “NanYeHi” Association.