Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Custom Batik

For the first time in my life, I was a fabric designer!  In honor of our 12th shop hop, we decided to have a custom batik produced.  Majestic Batik in Corvallis, Oregon had a reasonable set up fee and minimum order, so away we went!

We are the "Romancing Eastern North Carolina Shop Hop", so I used hearts and dogwood (state flower) images in my design.  Here is the drawing that I sent to them:

Off it went to somewhere in Indonesia, where the tjap (pronounced CHOP) was created.

For color, I was inspired by hybrid roses that I had seen in the Wilson, NC Rose Garden.  They looked something like this.

So, we sent off color swatches for ideas.

They sent back a ton of samples, some from our colors and some completely different.  We chose the orange/pink version as our official shop hop batik.

Here is the quilt I designed for my shop using the batik:

And here's my new pattern:

The process took months and months, but it was worth it!  We also ordered two of the other colorways presented to us and were very happy with them.


Rayna said...

Wow!! I can't even imagine having a tjap and batik fabrics custom made. What a fabulous thing to do! You might have another career ahead of you!

Sherrill said...

Ooo, they're all beautiful!! How fun is that?!