COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS allows each person in this batch to participate in their creation by choosing ONE image from your imagination (or choose your favorite image featured in these photos), to be included in a range of 18 charms, each one chosen by someone in the batch. In so doing, participants both release control around knowing the final outcome of the design, and agree to have the image they chose, be carried by every one of the 18 people in the batch as they walk through the world wearing these garments.
This new batch of garments, "Collective Consciousness", is inspired by my own experiences in doing magic: with every spell cast, asking "This, or something better". I believe that when we release total control over outcome, we are often met with something 'better', or more suited to us, or somehow divinely fated...
With Collective Consciousness, I wish to offer an experience which lands somewhere between social-practice-art-project and a group spell. In this batch, We allow that the inclusivity of creating together will reveal something better than ever could have been, had we acted alone.
Please provide the image of your choice in the order notes, or by email. inquire within yourself: what image, in all the world, could stand as a small charm, representing an intention you have, some magic you wish to make real?
These images will be carved especially for this project. images featured on the photos provided are an example of image size and detail which will be present in the images you ask for. 18 sets are being offered (that is how many fit in the dye pot!); so this batch will include 18 images.
Dyed in three layers with natural Indigo, Cochineal, and Osage, then individually printed by hand. These one-of-a-kind sets go through an amazing and lengthy creation journey! Each pair has a unique dye pattern and print, featuring imagery provided by You and your collective.
Bralettes are finished with beautiful hand-made prismatic shoulder straps!
Made from beautiful heavyweight cotton-lycra cloth, suitable for dancing, swimming, acrobatics, or ritual use. Constructed by hand with care and purpose: made to last.
Organic cotton-lycra cloth is grown and knit in the USA. Cotton cloth is patterned, cut, dyed, printed, and sewn in house by Rachel Blodgett and Sarah Von Sternberg. All designs, vision, and pattern work by Rachel Blodgett.
Natural dyes are sensitive to shifts in PH- please do not bleach. For best results, hand wash, hang to dry, and store out of direct sunlight when not in use. Expect color to shift over time, in response to the natural minerals in your wash water. This is living botanical color.
Available in sizes XS-XL, or any custom size, with your measurements.
To order, please checkout as usual, and include your size and image request in the order notes. If sizing is in question, please send measurements by email to email@example.com.