A full-time doodler, crafter, painter, and all-around dabbler who moonlights as a Marketing Manager, Lisa Aihara started Fiber & Dye on her 30th birthday after years of loving pestering from friends and family telling her to find a creative outlet for all of her hobbies.
Finally, in August 2016, she launched the line with a few cards that featured Lisa's original artwork and text. Just like the gal who created them, Fiber & Dye products are always cheeky and mostly cheerful, with its sentiments sincere but not without wit and cursing like a sailor, and never intended to be taken seriously because let's face it, she certainly don't take herself too seriously either.
Thanks for stopping by, and hope the shop brings a chuckle, and help you remember that there's always something funny about every thing, and there's always something to be celebrated every day.
Designed with someone in mind.
All Fiber & Dye cards are painted, written, lettered, and designed by Lisa.
Watercolor has always been a medium that was special to her, because it was difficult and counterintuitive. It was an unforgiving medium unfit for frequent touch-ups, and forced her to be okay with the imperfections from organic strokes that she would instinctively want to "fix."
Starting pointed pen calligraphy in 2014, brush lettering and hand drawn type has become a passion for her ever since. She believes that written text quite literally (pun intended) help to tell the story, strengthening, complementing, or juxtaposing against the images, and plays such a big part in that.
Lisa draws inspiration (pun intended #2) from the people in her life for her designs. Many of the cards has someone in mind, and we hope you find someone in your life that you can share it with too.
We don't take ourselves seriously, but paper is a whole another thing.
Despite well-meaning advise from a cost and standard perspective, we use paper weight that's heavier than most. You can't feel it online, and you may not even be able to tell when you get it, but it was important to us.
In an increasingly digital world, the reason to send something physical is fast diminishing. What makes us hold on to the tactical? We'd argue that one of it is the weight of a high-quality, 110lb cover paper. The extra pounds make a difference, both in the mirror and in your hands (ha!). So that's what we're going with.