Laura Stacy has been making hand-dyed canvas purses for over 40 years. I learned how to batik in the colorful culture explosion of the 70s when a hippie friend taught me the magical technique in her basement. It was a time of wild pattern maxi dresses and Peter Max designs and we went where imagination could take us with the garage door up and the sun streaming down on our work tables. This early instruction led me to a textile design major at Auburn University. I have been a long term member of Alabama Designer Craftsmen.