I owe it all to my friend, Nan.
She had come out to help me sell my wares at QuiltCon in Pasadena two years ago.
I had pretty much decided that I was going to stick to hand patterning and hand dyeing my fabric myself. I'd tried reproducing it digitally and, although my first collection looked great and sold well, I just didn't feel the following collections really captured the intense colors and the clarity of patterning that I felt I could create with my own two hands. Also, my business was doing well both online and at quilt shows.
Nan thought otherwise and encouraged me to chat with the folks at Robert Kaufman.
I was, frankly, also intrigued by the quality of hand dyed, yet commercially produced, lines coming from folks like Allison Glass and Hoffman with their Me&You designs.
So, I went over to the Kaufman booth, was warmly and enthusiastically greeted, and the process began.
There were a few hiccups along the way, but the finished product is beyond my wildest dreams.
And I think you'll like it too.
Mark to Make features 6 different hand dyed and patterned prints in a variety of both neutral and bold color ways for a total of 33 prints. Many of them will be familiar to you because I've been making and selling them in my online shop.
Are you a fan of this design?
It's available in 4 color ways in Mark to Make.
How about these?
Mark to Make features this print in 8 color ways.
I used all of them to make this:
Mark to Make includes all my latest and most popular hand crafted prints made in much the same way I make them.
I describe my fabrics as modern batiks for modern sewers. I've always striven to make a graphic, color-saturated, slightly playful fabric that's ideal for modern quilts and indie garments.
Robert Kaufman took my vision and managed to recreate it on a much larger scale.
Want to see a little video I made with the entire collection? Check it out here.