Science has always fascinated me. Growing up, it was always one of my favorite subjects, and chemistry lab was something I looked forward to. I view dye work as a brilliant way to meld science and art, two things I am hopelessly in love with: chemistry is colorful! Much of my knowledge of dyeing and dye techniques is self-taught. I have immersed myself in research, and then dive in head-first into experimenting with the endless combinations of dyes, colors, and fibers. Production deadlines, however, do keep me in check and have taught me to quickly identify the correct combinations for the task at hand with minimal time spent testing.