Hi! I’m Alex!
I am the creator and maker behind Borrowing Color – We come into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing. We are but sojourners and borrowers all of our days. By God’s good grace, He has given us nature from which we borrow many good things all our days. Soli Deo gloria!.
I am a mama to 4 , an avid coffee drinker, and a very amateur gardener. I live in Florida and we spend much of our family time doing water-based activities. I’ve been in the small shop community since 2017 and have been experimenting with naturally dyes since 2018. It is my favorite creative expression!!
I BELIEVE THAT EACH OF US HAS AN INNER DRIVE TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL THINGS.
Recognizing this truth many years ago inspired me to pursue my own creative impulses and to encourage creativity in others. And out of this truth, I have embraced a calling to encourage others to cultivate creativity in their daily lives.
I began an online shop in 2017. I created many naturally-dyed, lavender-filled plush playthings for children and similarly dyed women’s accessories. It brought me the greatest joy to see my work “in the wild”! In addition to my dyed products, I offered limited batches of naturally dyed fabrics for other makers to use for personal or shop-related projects! This year, I set this endeavor down to focus on my home responsibilities as well as cultivate my own creative expressions. Perhaps in the future I’ll be able to pick it back up, but for now, I am finding contentment in being obedient in this season.
In my own life, I have experienced the incredible benefits of pursuing creativity. It is a passion of mine to awaken this in others! In 2022, I released a three pdf publication called “Cultivating Creativity” that were meant to help others explore different creative projects. In it, we explored nature’s colors, sewing patterns, aromatherapy, and more! I hope to revisit endeavors like this moving forward.
Natural dyes are taken from nature and at the end of their life cycle, they will return to the earth. They truly are “borrowed” from nature!
My naturally dyed pieces are made from natural fabrics that have been lovingly dyed with reputable natural dyes. The dye process uses naturally-occurring materials to create safe colors. The ingredients used for these pieces vary and are derived from plants, bark, roots, insects, etc. These dyes have been around for centuries and were once the only way that textiles could be colored before the advent of synthetic dyes. I welcome any questions regarding my dyes!*
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