lala is at it once again! Lavender fleece sweatpants with shibori pockets and blouse for a lucky toddler :-)
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
This is a rayon-linen blend that I dyed using a technique that is called ARASHI, or, pole-wrapping. After the length of fabric was bound, I painted on the dye (after I thickened it with sodium glucosamate), rather than submerging it in a traditional dye-bath. This is a new way of achieving color that I have been experimenting with,and I'm quite thrilled with the outcome every time.
Arashi- means "storm" in Japanese. This is quite fitting, because the patterns achieved are similar to that of what a hurricane looks like from above.
This is one of many pieces I have dyed in this fashion, so more posts to come!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Manufactured or 'mass produced' garments are impersonal in style. How can it be possible to express your unique pizazz by wearing outfits that are one-in-a million and not one-of a kind? My handmade garments are one-of a kind like you, so wearing one expresses your persona so much more than anything you can come across in a store. I strive to make "tie-dye" more than just a "hippie" fashion statement, and bring the real art and great style of shibori into the limelight :)
sparky the alchemist
sparky the alchemist
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I had the wax on this rayon for some time because I applied it at one house, moved into another, and finally got to lay some dye on it now that my shop is set up. woo hoo! I had all these great colors so I Pole- wrapped this nice silk scarf for the second time,and hand painted it to see what would happen
Monday, June 11, 2012
Fabric is great in so many ways, and so useful! From quilters to dye artists, even mom dad and the kids can all appreciate a good pattern.
I achieved this one by using an ancient japanese resist technique called SHIBORI. this method involves binding the folded fabric with wood and is called Itajime.
pattern becomes abstract in flowy garments
|sporting some of my goods|
This rayon linen fabric drapes nicely and when bleaching created a beautiful cast of red corals