SoManyColors

Hand Dyed Apparel and Accessories

Michigan, United States · 276 Sales

SoManyColors

Hand Dyed Apparel and Accessories

Michigan, United States 276 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(101)

Announcement   I've hand dyed every item in my shop individually so you can have that one-of-a-kind piece. Not quite tie-dye, the technique I use is called "scrunch" dyeing or low water immersion dyeing.

Easy to wear clothing is all made in the USA. Infinity scarves are made from bamboo and organic cotton jersey fabric milled in Canada. Cotton gauze scarves are new to my shop and have been fun to dye. All are machine wash and dry for the ultimate in easy care.

To learn more about my hand dyes visit SoManyColors.net. And check out my YouTube videos showing the basics of hand dyeing: http://www.youtube.com/user/DyeingFabric

Be sure to read my policies for more information about the shipping and returns. Thanks for visiting!

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 5, 2015

I've hand dyed every item in my shop individually so you can have that one-of-a-kind piece. Not quite tie-dye, the technique I use is called "scrunch" dyeing or low water immersion dyeing.

Easy to wear clothing is all made in the USA. Infinity scarves are made from bamboo and organic cotton jersey fabric milled in Canada. Cotton gauze scarves are new to my shop and have been fun to dye. All are machine wash and dry for the ultimate in easy care.

To learn more about my hand dyes visit SoManyColors.net. And check out my YouTube videos showing the basics of hand dyeing: http://www.youtube.com/user/DyeingFabric

Be sure to read my policies for more information about the shipping and returns. Thanks for visiting!

Glenda Hopp

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Glenda Hopp

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(101)
Nikolaos Michailidis

Nikolaos Michailidis on Mar 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful color and high quality, the scarf is very unique, highly recommended seller!!! love that scarf........ Thank you

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About

Recipe For A Happy Retirement

My story is very much about finding and actively engaging in pursuits that make me happy: gardening, hand dyeing items people enjoy and sharing what I've learned.

For most of my life I worked for others in civil service, in small start ups, in corporations. The last of my several careers was in high tech, specifically training and consulting. Just before the high tech bubble burst I lost my job. It was an opportunity to start working at something over which I had more control.

So, my son and I started a business making hypertufa garden art. It was great fun and very satisfying but after a number of years it just became more physically demanding than I could handle. And, truth be told, my son needed more autonomy in the business.

I started thinking about what I would do next. Yes, I had more time to garden but what else? Browsing around Etsy and other sites I fell in love with hand dyed quilt fabrics. The colors and textures were stunning. But I have always been an unenthusiastic quilter-lots of ideas but not enough passion to follow it through.

I was a more of a sewer and the next questions was, why weren't the same kinds of colors and textures available in knit fabric? Since there weren't, at the time, why couldn't I do it? After all, as a Boomer I was certainly familiar with tie dyeing and had done a little of it in the past. How hard could it be?

The answer was, of course, much harder than I thought. However, the challenge of learning to dye well continues to be more fun and more satisfying than I could have imagined.

As I accumulated dyed fabric and scarves, I realized I needed my own Etsy shop. It has morphed slowly over the years from hand dyed yardage, to scarves and then hand dyed clothing blanks. I have plans to reintroduce hand dyed yardage and hand sewn pieces over the next year. After that, I know something else will emerge.

Something was still missing, though. I have never been a teacher but have always loved training others. Remembering what was difficult about learning a new skill, being able to deconstruct it then explain it to others is very rewarding. Not much beats seeing that "aha!" moment. The final piece of my retirement triad is making videos about hand dyeing. I've only posted four but have several more in the works.

My Etsy shop has become a major piece of my life. It allows me to continue to explore, learn, create and share. It's an essential ingredient in my recipe for a happy retirement.

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  • Glenda Hopp

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    Hand dyeing is my way of adding color and texture to a wardrobe. There's always a place for something a bit more than a solid and but less than a traditional tie dye.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2014
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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept credit card payments through Etsy and PayPal as well as Etsy gift cards.

Sales tax for Michigan residents will be added automatically during the checkout process.

Cancellations can be requested prior to shipping. If you've received an email or convo that the item has shipped we can't cancel but you can request a return under the policies below.
Shipping
How Items Ship

All items shipped within the US are sent by USPS First Class. You will receive a tracking number at the time of shipping. For quicker delivery, you can request upgraded shipping and I'll send you an invoice to cover the additional cost.

International orders are shipped via USPS International First Class. While you can request expedited shipping, be aware that the cost will be substantial.

If your country charges duties or fees on imported items, please be prepared to cover those charges.

About My Shipping Rates

I recently (November 2014) made the decision to lower all shipping charges, including international, without raising the price of any item in my shop. In fact, some have been lowered.

Why would I do this? Having work in galleries, shops and art shows is expensive. Commissions are frequently 40% and the cost of a good show may be quite high.

I've done both shops and shows but now want to focus primarily on my Etsy shop. This lowers my costs and allows me absorb some of the cost of shipping for my customers.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to accurately describe the item's size, weight and color so that you can make an informed purchase. Please read the item descriptions and look at all of the photos in the listing before ordering.

That said, I want you to happy with your purchase. If you don't like it or it doesn't fit, I will refund the purchase price (not shipping) on items returned within one week of receipt. Items must be in original condition with all tags and/or labels attached. Refunds will be issued within 7 business days of my receiving the item.

Please contact me before returning the item. You will pay for return shipping. No refunds on the original shipping cost.

Items that are damaged during shipping must be returned. I'll send you instructions should this occur. I'll be happy offer you an alternative or a refund. Replacements and refunds due to shipping damage will be issued only when the damaged items have been returned.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of the items in my shop have been hand dyed in my basement "studio". The dye used is fiber reactive, meaning that the dye molecules bond with the fibers of the fabric. This is great because the color will not wash out like over-the-counter dyes.

After dyeing is complete, the fabric is rinsed and washed in very hot water to remove any trace of dye that hasn't bonded with the fiber.

Since all items have been washed and dried several times at high temperatures, it will not shrink when you wash it. You can also be assured that the colors will not bleed when washed with other clothes.

Do not use chlorine bleach as the colors will fade irreparably.

There are cats in my dyeing area. While I don't let them near the fabric, if you have any allergies to cats you may want to wash before wearing.

If you have any questions, please contact me.