Hi! I'm Chris and I make all the products you see here on dotplaid.com. I've always been a maker - making things I love for those I love. Then I started giving my hand-made items as gifts. In the last year, I've had more interest in my hand-dyed pieces, and actually sold items on consignment at a few brick and mortar shops in throughout California. As an approved vendor, I participated in a number of southern California artisan markets, and was a West Elm LOCAL merchant hosting Pop Up shops in store.
I love all things color - from paper, textiles, texture, paint, dye, fabric and ribbon - and I draw inspiration from these in hand-dying my cards and ribbons. I use a variety of mediums in hand-dying (even Kool-aid), exploring how the dyes and colors absorb into different textures and papers. Each piece is done individually (yes, I do all the dying and lettering by hand myself) so each is a one-of-a-kind item and no two are identical. All paper goods are crafted on the highest quality Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Take a look around, and I hope you find something you like.