hand dyed linens + unique variation
From conception Dazed but Amazed has been about pure linen.
Quality french linens that are hand finished by us personally - screen printing or hand dyeing mostly to order.
We hope you can feel the love in each piece that is finished and packed by us sent with intentions of sweet dreams to your door. Embrace the slight variations in knowing your linen is truly unique and yours knowing every piece is hand dyed individually meaning no two will be exact.
Hand dyed linen is dyed by us, in our home. Earthy tones, vintage washed by us for you.
I get asked often if I use natural plant dyes for this. The quick answer is no. But there is heavily thought out reasoning behind this so if you are concerned or interested here is why...
Firstly my linens are custom woven and created as a unique product for Dazed but Amazed. So it is manufactured and then as phase two I hand dye. I have created unique recipes hand mixing to formulate my tones with non-toxic oeko Tex certified dyes. Each piece is then hand dyed to order by me for you.
Natural plant dyeing I am very interested in. However it is the hardest and most variable form of dyeing. Dye stuffs as collected or bought, are derived from Mother Nature who like us all continue to change - it is near impossible ( I take my hat off to the masters) to replicate a colour time and time again when not dyed at the one time in the same vat. Then variables like water temperature, PH levels, seasons, location all effect the end colour and also the colour fastness (staying power). Then there is the other side where at times environmentally questionable mordents (such as chromium) are combined with a natural dye stain to fix it to the material.
I adore my linen fabrics, it is a luxury fibre and it is important that I can deliver a somewhat consistent line of colour. Although there will still always be slight variation in my hand dyeing, and there will still be slight fading with wear. I as the always learning dyeing student feel so much more confident in bringing a continuous line of colour that I can hand create and bring to my loyal incredible customer. The dyeing and creating of new hues is actually my favorite part of the entire process. Thank you for feeling and appreciating all the love in my linen creations. Jes