Roger “Chase” Wong was born and raised in British North Borneo which is now part of the Malaysian Federation.
Coming to the United States in the early 80’s to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chase started in Computer Science but found it dry and boring so ended up in getting both of his degrees in architecture. Architecture perfectly combined his love for art and science into a perfect harmonious whole.
Chase was hired by a renowned architecture firm and relocated to Los Angeles right out of college, where he practiced the profession for several years until a major downturn in the construction industry.
In January 2012 Chase and Nick Coman became friends. Both their backgrounds in design and love of surface decoration became a common denominator for them. Using color and texture to enhance the beauty of fabric and to create unique art.
Nick Coman has had a life long love affair with fiber and design. At age 6, starting with glue and fabric scraps, he made his GI Joe some new duds. He continued sewing through high school and college making costumes and garments for himself and others.
At one point, Nick decided to go to fashion design school and has never looked back. After receiving his degree at FIDM he worked for costume shops, event companies, and commercial garment manufactures, but eventually settled in as a custom clothier and fiber artist. Somewhere along the way Nick developed a love for art quilts. Diving in with his usual abandon, he learned from teachers, books videos, and some osmosis how to use surface design to create one of a kind fabrics to use in his quilts and custom garments.
Today Nick makes clothing for a private clientele and teaches clothing quilting, and design techniques around the country. He is also a published author, with a book and numerous sewing publication articles to his name. Nick has a studio in Los Angeles, where he lives with his partner Jim and 2 cats, Tiger & Squeek.
He is also 1/2 of the duo known as Dragonfly Dyeworks with partner ChaseWong.
In 2012 Chase and Nick co-founded Dragonfly Dyeworks. Now they travel around the country showcasing their products and talents at quilt shows, and arts and crafts festivals. They also love to share their knowledge by teaching others who are eager to learn how to dye fabrics.