Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dye Candy

"Delicious Hand Dyed Fabrics To Satisfy Your Cravings"



You know how an idea starts out as a little spark? My mother suggested packaging my hand dyed fabrics in small parcels. She is always full of great ideas and I always listen to my mom now that I'm a grown up.




I divided some of my 6 step gradations into small sample sized pieces. Each piece is about the size of a fat 16th (a nominal 9"x10.5"). There are 12 pieces in each box.




Once I had the first few boxes packed I thought "These look so luscious". That was when the idea of "Dye Candy" came into my mind.

I was torn about opening a second Etsy shop but decided customers would have an easier time finding my hand dyed fabrics if I opened a shop of the same name. So if you are looking to enhance your hand dyed fabric stash, here is a great way to do it without a lot of expense.
I have yet to move all of my hand dyed fabrics into this store. I will also be adding more color options in the coming weeks.



16 comments:

Lynn said...

Chris, this is catchy and cute! I have seen some fabrics being sold this way at the fabric store in a near by town.... In a decorated box like candy. Yours are wonderful colors and I am sure you will sell them even more easily this new way. I wish you ongoing success in all your stores!!!!

Millie said...

Chris, just lovely. As quilters we like to buy with our eyes and everthing candy will do the job. Beautiful quilts.
~Millie~

knitsewjo said...

Ooh... They are to DYE for! Can't wait to shop in person with one of my favorite persons... Hugs!!

Carmen Rose said...

Sew pretty! ;)

karenfae said...

so pretty and such a cute name - wish the candy came with it! I will most likely be sending for an order sooner or later they are colors I would use in all kinds of applique.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jude said...

Beautiful, you're so clever. I'm going to try dying but knowing me and my hap-hazard ways..........

Jackie said...

Your fabrics are packaged so beautifully and I love the name! It's going to be a hit!

Linda Robertus said...

Mmmm, they look yummy!

sweetmango said...

Beautiful...really beautiful!
Your mother is a marketing whiz kid!!
These will sell like hotcakes...or hot candy??? LOL
great idea :)
xxsm

Kim said...

what fun! these are gorgeous! I love gradations!

Plays with Needles said...

Candy is right!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jackie said...

Thats a brilliant idea.People will buy even if they don't sew becasue they do look so gorgeous.
I am just catching up with my blog reading sorry to have neglected you.

Jackie said...

Thats a brilliant idea.People will buy even if they don't sew becasue they do look so gorgeous.
I am just catching up with my blog reading sorry to have neglected you.

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Gwen Buchanan said...

Such a smart idea...I love the name!! the sequential colors are luscious!!! How can anyone resist!!

Brilliant!!!

You have been a very busy girl!!!!!

bindu said...

Fantastic idea! They look so beautiful in the little packs.