Sarah Jackson's Profile

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Welcome to my studio. This is where I practice the ancient art of hand dyeing and textile design. Hand dyeing is a marriage of chemistry and art and I strive to perfect both. I am a life long learner and learning new dyeing techniques inspires me and keeps me going forward. I strive to make hand dyeing a more eco friendly choice, by using sustainable fibers whenever possible and by reducing the environmental impact of dyeing.

Making a personal connection with my customers is the best part of being a fabric artist. People feel more comfortable buying a a craft when they can talk to the craftsperson and enjoy an understanding of the techniques involved and the inspiration behind the art. I am thrilled to know that my fabrics are being used and enjoyed by many families across the world. If you have a question about what I do and how I do it, please email me…

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  • Joined January 7, 2009

Favorite materials

fiber reactive dyes, fabric paints, hemp blends, cotton fabric, beeswax

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JacksonFabricArts
Organic Hand Dyed Textiles, made in America

About

Welcome to my studio. This is where I practice the ancient art of hand dyeing and textile design. Hand dyeing is a marriage of chemistry and art and I strive to perfect both. I am a life long learner and learning new dyeing techniques inspires me and keeps me going forward. I strive to make hand dyeing a more eco friendly choice, by using sustainable fibers whenever possible and by reducing the environmental impact of dyeing.

Making a personal connection with my customers is the best part of being a fabric artist. People feel more comfortable buying a a craft when they can talk to the craftsperson and enjoy an understanding of the techniques involved and the inspiration behind the art. I am thrilled to know that my fabrics are being used and enjoyed by many families across the world. If you have a question about what I do and how I do it, please email me.

My fabric is more expensive than some hand dyed fabrics you'll find on Etsy. Why? I use a higher threadcount fabric than most. Most store use what is called print cloth, a cotton that has a threadcount of 80 by 80 threads per square inch. I prefer to use a cotton broadcloth with a threadcount of 132 by 88. I like the way it dyes and its smoothness.

I also make fabric that is colorfast. This takes extra time and expense on my part, but yields a cloth that is free of excess dye. So my fabric will not continue to bleed color every time you wash it. How many times have you read a listing that said "wash before using" or "can't guarantee colorfastness"? I think it it worth paying a few dollars more a yard to get a higher quality cloth that can be used right away and won't ruin the rest of your fiber art creation.

I am always seeking out sustainable and organic fiber blends to add to my offerings. I also seek out suppliers whose workers are paid a fair wage and work in safe environments. I offer hemp linen and hemp blends because they have less environmental impact than many conventional cottons.

Most of my items are in stock and ready to be mailed. Occasionally I list items that are made to order. I begin working on Made to Order items once I have received your payment. Please allow ten business days from order to delivery, although most orders ship in a shorter time frame. I always keep customers apprised of my progress by email.

I also do a great deal of custom work. See a pattern you like but not in a color you like or vice versa? Have a color in mind but don't see it in my store? Send me an email. We can likely work together to create something that fits the bill.

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See more pictures on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacksonfabricarts/

Check out my blog at: http://madaboutfabric.blogspot.com

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