My name is Kim.
I create one-of-a-kind hand-dyed batik scarves and fabrics.
Batik is an ancient technique of using wax (or other substance) to resist subsequent applications/layers of dye.
Using low-impact fiber-reactive dyes, beeswax and soy wax on natural fibers, along with hand-drawing or stamping with found objects, I create colorful, layered patterns.
Some of the found objects include kitchen gadgets, tin cans, leftover cardboard, and even engine gears!
I received a BFA in Surface Design from East Carolina School of Art.
I’ve had a very diverse working career…from two of the top worldwide upholstery design companies to a top video game developer.
In April, I developed a line of clothing for the first time ever! It was for Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show 2012. I did it all from creating the fabric, making the clothing patterns, then fitted and sewed them all, too!! It was an incredibly fun and rewarding experience!!
I enjoy making silk scarves and yardage in my home studio in Raleigh, North Carolina.