Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fleece Jumpsuit

lala is at it once again! Lavender fleece sweatpants with shibori pockets and blouse for a lucky toddler :-)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

shiboriwear in progress :-)

shibori jumpers in progress- these one of a kinds will be available for sale soon!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

corina's new dress

My grandmother made this exquisite dress for my daughter using my batik fabric and some mauve-ish velveteen, it simply made my jaw drop!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I am a hurricane of creativity

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

you are the designer!

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

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Batik and silk painting pieces

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
Georgous, right??

Monday, June 11, 2012

sacred geometry

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
(Alchemist's note:)
This rayon linen fabric drapes nicely and when bleaching created a beautiful cast of red corals