Tag Archive: dyeing

Jan 30

Hand dyed silk velvet burnout scarves – with (minimal) tutorial!

Mariano Fortuny. Gown, 1920’s. Silk velvet with metal stenciling, silk chiffon and beads. Gift of Mrs. Joseph McMullan. Photo by Ken Howie.  Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ.

When I was doing my design research for ‘Into the Woods’, I fell in love with Fortuny’s dresses – the intricate pleating and beautiful fabrics cried out me.  I especially fell in love with his Medieval-influenced line, which combined beautiful velvets and brocades with his pleated silks: Unsurprisingly, we don’t actually have a Fortuny gown in storage. …

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