When I was first setting up the Try Handmade Market, long-time advocate of 1000 Markets Diana, of Dye Diana Dye, was one of the first people to jump in and let me know to ask her for any help I might need. It really made 1km start to feel like a friendly community to me.
Can you believe the detail in her shirts? Her shop tagline is incredibly appropriate: “it’s not your typical tiedye” — that’s for sure! Don’t get me wrong, I love regular tiedye, but this is a whole different animal, and the patterns are fascinating.
From Diana herself: I love dyeing things. There’s just something intensely satisfying to me about these Shibori resist techniques – particularly the hand-stitched ones – perhaps it satisfies the part of me that needs to embroider. Except this embroidery all gets pulled out, and leaves behind color magic.
Magic is right.