1. first i get my blank canvases: white or undyed clothing made in the u.s.a. i try to get organic when i can and i'm hoping in the future to only sell clothing made of organic earth friendly materials.
2. i dye the clothing using only natural plant dyes. right now i am into sandalwood powder, osage orange bark, brazilwood bark, indigo rocks, henna powder, cutch rocks, and kamala powder.
osage orange bark:
3. the dying process can take up to two weeks depending on the colors desired.
clothing in brazilwood dye:
clothing after dying in sandalwood, osage orange, kamala, and brazilwood:
t-shirt dyed in brazilwood:
4. i take photos and paint pictures of things i consider worthy of another look. . .
here is a photo of some windows i thought were cool in santa barbara, ca.
5. i photoshop the design so that i can burn the image unto a screen
6. i build my own screens, put emulsion on them, "burn" the design, rinse the screens, and then use the screens as stencils on the dyed clothing. i mix all my own colors with
only gold, yellow, red, blue, white, and black non- toxic water based ink.
7. i put the design on the dyed clothing in anyway i feel like it! it's fun!
hoodie dyed with brazilwood and silkscreened with window design:
pants dyed with kamala powder, waist dipped in brazilwood, with window design on repeat: