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.

I accept all major credit cards through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to use a credit card for payment. All orders shipped to Louisiana will be charged sales tax. Payment must be received within 5 business days of your order, otherwise I will cancel the transaction.All items are in stock and ready to ship unless otherwise noted in the item description. All orders will be shipped within 3 business days of receipt of payment. I want your textiles to be happy in their new home! If your product arrives with damage or defects, I will be happy to exchange your item or refund your purchase. Please contact me within 3 days of receipt of your shipment to initiate the process.*Please note that all of my pieces are created by hand. Variations in dye/pattern are expected and desirable results of the hand making process. These variations are part of the beauty of handmade products and not defects.*If you need to return an item for any reasons other than damage or defect, please contact me within 3 days of the receipt of your purchase. Refunds will be issued using Paypal, minus shipping costs, once I receive the items in the same condition in which they were when you received them. Delivery of returned pieces must occur within 60 days of the date of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping and tracking costs. Refunds will be in the form of in-store credit or Paypal only. Custom orders require a non-refundable 50% deposit.