Tag Archives: colors

Searching for the perfect red

I was working on a tablecloth commission. In general I find commissions to be both very exciting and a bit nerve racking. Creating a piece to fit somebody’s vision adds pressure. Plus, they consider me an expert, since I’m the … Continue reading

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Dusty Lavender and Harvest Gold R.I.P.

I recently learned that an “internet special” is a color that they mixed and had some left over- so they sell it cheap online. They’re not totally sure how they got the color, and therefore know they can’t reproduce it- … Continue reading

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Hot pink: Who would have thought?

Not me for sure. If I had started playing with fabric and colors all on my own, and had to pick only 5 colors to start this adventure, I don’t think I would have picked hot pink. While I’m not … Continue reading

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Nickel: Sometimes names can be deceiving

Working with dyes is an imprecise calculation. I know approximately how much dye for about that much water & chemicals & fabric. Measuring exactly is not really how I work. I love browsing the pages of dyes. The colors are … Continue reading

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Appreciating my colors as individuals

My onsies have been a big hit, so I’ve made lots more! I’ve mixed feelings about batiking onsies. This could be my bread-n-butter, the pieces that sell to support my larger, more time consuming and less often selling pieces. Plus, … Continue reading

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What will she think of next?

It’s not clear, but here’s a preview: That’s Fuchsia, Black and Bright Blue coming up…. Share on Facebook

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Rust Orange rocks my socks

It took me a while to be willing to try a dye color of orange. Orange is a pretty bold color and while my work includes bold colors, there was something about orange that was holding me back. You don’t … Continue reading

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Marine + Dusty Lavender = serious awesomeness!

This piece is not yet finished- when done you won’t see the outlines of wax around each stamp. But I love the colors! Share on Facebook

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First dye lot in my new studio space: Lemon Yellow

Setting up my dye space in my basement involved some housemate negotiation & storage rearranging. But I have found an out-of-the-way spot to let my pieces dry: I was most excited at the prospect of my first dye lot. It’s … Continue reading

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