This is my fourth and final post, please read the three posts before this one first....You must understand that for indigenous people, textiles are not just fibre and dye. These things are what is visible in our practice. For indigenous people the world over, artisan knowledge is bound up in our lineage and our ancestors, in our spiritual beliefs and our worship. We are coming from a line, often of many thousands of years, of knowledge passed down. For me, that lineage was broken, and I spent decades finding, learning and remaking it, and I remain true to it. We never made the things we make for profit, we made them and continue to make them because they are necessary to our spiritual and cultural survival.You need to be respectful in your use of the things you are taught, to understand the broader implications of these traditions, and where they came from, what they mean to others.You need to stop trying to monetise everything, because these techniques never sprang from societies where knowledge was monetised by individuals the way it is in Western capitalism, they came from societies where people exchanged things with each other and with the Earth, and had deep respect for knowledge and belief and for the carriers of knowledge and belief. We have all spend many years learning quietly, not showing every step of our process in public, not trying to commercialise, not calling ourselves artisans before we are. Indigo is not a Western dyestuff, and it carries with it into the West a difficult story which began several hundred years ago, of exploitation and enslavement, a story it didn't originally have in the lands it is indigenous to. None of these four posts is about people who simply practice indigo for themselves because they love it, and none have said in any way don't work with indigo, don't teach or don't make for sale. What they are saying is be aware about what you do with your practice and don't put yourself forward publicly as an indigo dyer and ask for monetary reward, especially not through teaching, until you have the requisite skills to demonstrate respect for the metier and those who came before you. Otherwise it is just more colonialism.