08 September 2015

Custom Trapeze Dress and Peacock Feather Ruana

The first layer of hand painting
Ombre over-dye on jacquard silk
The fabric always starts out pure white, first I brushed three colors of dye on a double layer of silk stretched on the frame and let it dry. Azul is the colorway the mother of the groom selected for her dress, turquoise, orchid and ultramarine. Next, I immersed the dye to create an ombre overlay to the hand painted pattern. The overdyed effect is rich and saturated pastel. 

The jacquard silk is shimmering with a lovely diagonal leaf pattern. The comfortable and modern trapeze dress will have an asymmetrical hem that hits at the knee in front and tapers to mid-calf in back. The peacock feather ruana is vivid and playful with rich colors and gold embellishing and will coordinate the outfit perfectly.  
Ensemble, peacock ruana and jacquard dress. 

First things first, the feathers on a background of white silk

Color added, next is gold embellishing. 
Joy Hand Painted Silk
Custom and one of a kind hand painted silk fashion and home accessories. 
Made by-hand in Ashland, Oregon.