Saturday, January 25, 2014

Vendor Interview- Blythe Laboratory

Welcome to our first vendor interview! I'll be posting interviews for each vendor through the coming months so that we can get to know these very creative people just a little bit better. Enjoy! -Sara/Devout Dolls

1. Introduce yourself, who are you and where do you live?
I'm Angela Hinojosa (aka Blythe Laboratory) and I live in Athens, a small town in east Texas.

2. What do you make for Blythe?
I make mohair and alpaca reroots for Blythe and Middie. I've also done reroots in wool and human hair, but I prefer to work with mohair and alpaca.

3. Where can we find your creations?
My official website/blog is located here:

To view photos all of my reroots, visit my Flickr set here:

4. What are your main influences?
I love working with color and get a big kick out of challenging myself to come up with new techniques and color blends in my reroots.  I often get customers who are looking for a specific effect or want to match a photo inspiration they have chosen; my goal is to translate that into a beautiful custom scalp.  I most enjoy the experimental aspect of dyeing—even when I'm pretty sure I know how a color I've mixed will develop, there's a certain amount of chance involved when it comes to working with natural fibers.

5. How did you get started with Blythe dolls?
I saw a photo of a brunette Kenner while randomly browsing the internet and immediately set out to find out more about Blythe and how to get one.  My first Blythe was Enchanted Petal.

6. Do you collect anything else?
Arcade games!  My husband and I are converting a room in our house into a home arcade.

7. What's one interesting fact we may not know about you?
I won an awesome vintage coffee set for submitting the 2nd worst recipe to a Mid-Century gelatin contest.  The resulting gelatin mold looked like an alien egg sac.  It was glorious.

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