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Professional velvet weaving


Date: December 2022

Experiment by: Refashioning the Renaissance / Fashion History Lab

Expert weaver: Elise Piquemal

How was  Renaissance purple velvet professionally woven? What did different types of silk and velvet weaves look like? This experiment tested the use of historical purple dyes on historical uncut and cut velvet. The silks were woven by our student Elise Piquemal at Prelle, Lyon, and the purple dyes were created by Kirsi Mantua-Kommonen.

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