About Violablu

Hi! I am Violablu.

Violablu came from the song Viola Lee Blues. I picked this as my screen name on aol a long long time ago! I loved it and never changed it.

I learned to tie dye about 24 years ago in Atlanta Georgia. I was hired to work for minimum wage putting dye on shirts for a friend. Then we went on Dead Tour and sold them. About 5 years later, I worked in a small tie dye factory ( 4 of us) making bulk tie dyes. Now I live in Colorado and I tie dye with my 9 year old daughter in my kitchen and living room!

I only use Dharma Fiber Reactive Dye. I have and have seen pictures of tie dyes from 20 years ago, and they have not faded! The shirt is more likely to fall apart before the dye fades away.

I learned how to batik a few months ago (2017)

noun: batik
  1. a method (originally used in Java) of producing colored designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed.
    • cloth that has been dyed using the batik method.

I love you and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use the Contact Me page to request a tie dye or batik that you can not find here!