Our Process: Hand dyed and printed goods

Here's an example of part of the process to make this top (and all of our dyed printed collection): 

https://independencedesigns.net/collections/childrens-dresses/products/lavender-lilly

Step 1: Take photos of beautiful flowers-I usually do this at Longwood Gardens, but am looking for new spots all the time!

Step 2: Transform the photo into 'Jianzhi' a Chinese folk art form of paper cutting. (No lasers are involved here.)

Step 3: Prepare the image to be exposed onto a silk screen for hand printing. 

Step 4: Prepare the clothing/cloth by layering up colors in a modified shibori technique resulting in an ombre effect. 

Step 5: Pull the Silk Screen Prints on the cloths/ Be careful not to allow the screen to move at all. 

Step 6: Heat Set and share beautiful new products!