Black and red often conjures up Spanish tutus but there is so much more to these colours than just Spanish. A dramatic all black tutu is included in the mix here too … dark Odette.
The points on this plate end with floating jewels for extra drama.
Dramatic detail on bodice front does suggest a Spanish flair for this tutu. But with a change of choreography or music the dancer could portray any strong character.
The skirt is black on top but grades down to red.
This lovely little cherry red tutu is decorated with silver venise lace that has been overdyed to match the bodice and plate. A bit of glitter tulle in the top of the skirt adds sparkle.
The white bobbin thread has taken up the dye leaving the silver top thread to sparkle through in the lace.
The next tutu is all black, black net, black bodice and black trim.
The trim needs textural elements so that it can be seen. In this case I’ve used black pearls and sequins and some large smokey grey rhinestones.
The last tutu, although being in typical Spanish colours was pared back and made a bit stronger and “spikier” than a Spanish tutu might be.
I used 2 types of appliques but drew them together by using the same stones on each.
And here is the tutu on the lovely Tara at the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod.