Saturday, May 12, 2007

Stock for sale

I have about 100 shirts, or other items available. I would like to sell the entire stock. If anyone has ideas about how to go about selling a shibori dyed line of shirts, please let me know. I also have some blanks from Dharma trading company, chrome grid walls for display, and an EZup tent. I just want to make room in my life for my sculpture endeavor. I loved making the clothing, but it is not my calling at the moment.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Women's Tshirts, Size XL

Arashi Shibori Women's XL
This tank is a LAIT Softee T. The cotton is wonderfully soft.
See one of the first entries for how to make arashi shibori.

Arashi Shibori Women's XL
Brown and gold tones. This shirt is a LAIT Softee T. The cotton is wonderfully soft. The fit is feminine and form fitting.

Arashi Shibori Women's XL
This shirt is a LAIT Softee T.

These shirts are $28.00 each. I accept check or PayPal. To purchase, email me.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Etsy Shop

I have set up a shop on Etsy. I will post some of my shibori dyed garments there and others here. I have a closet filled with wonderful shirts that need good homes.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Artistic Decision

I have decided to commit my time to my sculptural projects. I wish to thank all who supported me while I produced and sold shirts. I thoroughly enjoyed making a living with my art. I loved to see people wearing one of my shirts.

I will post pictures of remaining shirts here. You can contact me by email to purchase them.

My sculptural work is recorded on a new blog:

Friday, January 20, 2006

Cloud Window

Cloud Window boldly uses the itajime shibori technique.
I plan to produce this style with indigo dyes.
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More Bambini

The Toddler dress is sewn by a Bolivian Coop. Buying from a worker owned coop helps families in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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Calascio Bambini

Clothing for bambini uses the Japanese itajime shibori technique. The cloth is folded and shapes are clamped to form the resist. Posted by Picasa

Arashi Shibori

This shirt is wound on a pole, wrapped evenly with string and scrunched. It is ready for a second dye color. The first color is vat dyed with fiber reactive dyes in a pale blue. The string and scrunching will resist the second dye color. I love the physical activity of this process. Winding the string is very repetitive and meditative. Scrunching is very actively physical. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Colori Naturali

At Calascio Designs, I am working on the Colore Naturali series. In an effort to become even more environmentally friendly, I am adding natural dyes to the line. A renewed interest in healthy living and a long time respect for nature prompts this change. In the past, I created sculpture using elements nature. Now, on to collaborate with nature to produce colors.

The above tank is dyed with rust and ready for summer. After wrapping and scrunching the shirt on an arashi shibori pole, I applied a rust dye mixture and let it set for days. During the seven days it set, I applied more rust and vinegar mixtures.

Here is a detail of the arashi shibori patterning.