Color has always been a very important part of my life, and the brighter the better! So tie-dye was a natural for me. I started selling my work in a small local craft show in 1998, then added my website shop in 2002. We moved to Arizona in 2003, and I found a number of small craft shows in the area to sell my work at, and gradually built my little tie-dye business up. Today, I have an on-line presence at http://www.artfire.com/users/tiedyejudy. I have sold wholesale to a couple of retailers, and just created my first instructional video, demonstrating how to tie a ‘Bamboo pattern’, which is posted on my blog ‘www.hippiewear.blogspot.com’. This is a picture of the pattern I am demonstrating:
One of the reasons I love to tie-dye is that no two items are ever alike. I have always been attracted to unique, original art and clothing, and find there are still people out there who feel the same. I do a lot of custom orders, which I find to be very rewarding. I feel like I truly can provide ‘Wearable Art’ for people with my tie-dye.
I encourage anyone out there who has given thought to trying tie-dye to give it a shot. There are many more books and videos out there today than when I started dyeing, and the supplies are readily available. I will be glad to share my resources if anyone wants to contact me at email@example.com.
I want to thank Chris for the wonderful opportunity to share a little about my favorite art form, tie-dye!