Vanessa Montoro - Handmade Silk Vanessa Montoro - Handmade Silk

100% Silk 100% Silk. Timeless, handmade, pure silk, limited edition pieces.

Spinach Dyeing

Totally handmade dyeing with natural pigments, such as spinach, yerba mate, coffee, annatto... etc., which guarantee unique tones to the pieces.

Mordant Dyeing

Vegetal fibers: gelatin acetate
Animal fibers: 5g of copper acetate


2kg of spinach for 1 kg of fiber.


Pound the spinach branches with a pestle.
Remove the paste from the mortar using
a water and copper acetate solution
(50 g of copper acetate to 1 liter of water) to easy its dilution.


Dilute the extract in 7 liters of water in a copper pan

Filter dye wastes separately

Complete 18 liters with cold water

Soak skeins

Cook for 1 hour at 90 °

Rinse under running water

Arte by Eber Lopes Ferreira