Hi! I'm Chris and I make all the products you see here on dotplaid.com. I've always been a maker, and started out like most hand-crafters - 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 local brick and mortar shop in Pasadena, Calif. Next step - this fun website and selling my products online.
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 by hand myself) so each is a one-of-a-kind item, and no two are identical. Take a look around, and I hope you find something you like.