Chandler has been building her art portfolio through selling tie-dyed apparel during quarantine!
Chandler is working toward her fabric design major in UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art. She is also minoring in fashion merchandising and design and media studies. For one of her classes this semester, she's been learning to dye different fabrics. Before UGA suspended face-to-face instruction, she was able to practice her new skills in the dye lab.
"From that moment I wanted to start selling dyed products, but I was too busy with school to focus on an extra project," Chandler remembered.
Since she has been home with lots of extra spare time now thanks to COVID-19, Chandler has gotten the chance to get busy dyeing! Spontaneous by nature, Chandler said she loves dyeing because she's never sure how each piece will turn out. She has been working on bandanas, socks, matching yoga sets, and matching sweatsuit sets.
Tie dyeing is just one of many artistic techniques that Chandler has on her repertoire. She runs a small business, ChanArt, which she promotes through social media. Before she branched out into tie-dying, Chandler commissioned paintings!
Stocking up on inventory and distributing the product safely to her customers is top priority for Chandler, both of which have presented a challenge.
"Right now, ordering new products online to dye takes much longer to receive and runs out of stock faster than normal," Chandler said. "It's also challenging to deliver all of the orders because I have to rely heavily on shipping and if I am able to drop off a package, I have to go about it in a safe way."
We can't wait to see where this new adventure takes her!
You can check out more of Chandler's art and see what she's up to on her Instagram: @chanartchanart