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