About 5 o'clock crows
When the things you use regularly are beautiful and well crafted, it makes the everyday a little more enjoyable. With this in mind, 5 o’clock crows uses hand dyeing and resist process to create produce functional, thoughtful, and colorful textiles and home accessories that you will love to use.All 5 o’clock crows products begin with white fabric made of 100% natural fibers, such as cotton and linen. Patterns are created using a wax resist process called batik. A resist is anything that will block the absorption of the dye solution into the fabric. In batik, molten wax is applied to the fabric, either by painting or stamping. The wax blocks the absorption of the dye and the area underneath remains the color of the fabric. Each subsequent color requires an additional waxing and dyeing process. Once the patterning process is complete, the fabric is boiled to remove the wax.Batik is a process to be worked with instead of through, which inspires many 5 o’clock crows patterns. When pattern ideas doesn’t come from the process itself, inspiration is drawn from the natural world, especially plants and flowers, as well as a diverse array of contemporary and historical design sources. I love to make custom work, so you if you don’t see exactly what you like, please don’t hesitate to contact me about a custom order. Since I begin with white fabric and create all 5 o’clock crows textiles one step at a time, any product can be made in whatever pattern and colorway you like best. You can reach me at the email address on my business cards, or through the contact form on my blog.