Altered Statement specializes in unique one of a kind
hand dyed hemp fabrics and clothing.

Who knew Hemp could be so comfortable, beautiful, and sustainable!

Monday, March 24, 2008

~*New Items*~ at Altered Statement

Here's the first couple pieces ready to go. Both are apron tops done in our low impact hand dyed hemp / tencel blend with ruffle/tiered skirts of light weight muslin in our low immersion marinades. We're trying to think spring and summer given the stock of fabrics we have on hand. The beautiful hempcel is a medium weight with great flow and drape, while the light muslin gives it that hot weather to come touch.
Ian did a beautiful job hand dyeing the hempcel. The sunburst set is of a marigold and golden brown, while the vines set is a dark eggplant and light eggplant. I then paired it with a marinade which I dyed a dark brown for the sunburst set and an army green for the vines set. I love to see how the marinades separate in color and bring out the highs and lows within a color. Some colors work better than others in this process. I really like how the army green turned out... almost glowing in some places. The dark brown was a new color for us to marinade and although I like how it turned out, the colors don't pop as some do. In both the marinades you will also see some dye spots in blue and yellow (on the army green) and a bit of red (on the dark brown). At times this is apparent in marinades due to the fact the fabric is not being stirred and therefor dye particles sit. At the same time I will say these spots are not our desired look and effect and I have discounted these items to reflect that. There are only a few spots and not consistent, I in no way think that this detracts from the items beauty or statement. These dye particles can be minimized by stirring the dye water more completely and straining (we use a nylon stocking and strainer) before applying to the fabric (just in case you're trying to dye on your own).

Sunburst Set $195
bust 38-44"
length of top 35 1/2"
hip for skirt up to 48"
length of skirt 36"

Vines Set $215
bust 32-36"
length of top 38 1/2"
hip for skirt up to 46"
length of skirt 36"

Both are unhemmed, so hemming to your length on the skirt will be free. All other alterations will depend on request.

I do have to say that the High Sierra Music Festival logo help inspire the colors of this sunburst set, but this is a long time favorite design of ours and can also be found in our gallery in some of our first ever hemp creations! If you would like me to add some music note appliqu├ęs that can be arranged.
Please email me if you are interested in making a purchase. *I will be out of town 3/24-3/27 and all orders/requests will be filled in the order they are received* All items will be shipped on 3/28/08.
I will have another posting on Sunday 3/30/08 including eggplant, light eggplant, and golden brown hempcel wrap skirts (in the theme of these two sets) as well as a lavender and purple wrap dress set. We hope to have more than that, but we'll see how far I can get stitchin' through spring break.

1 comment:

intergalacticrose said...

Congrats on getting into High Sierra!! Can't wait to see your peacock skirt : )