Yes and no. I took his DV workshop (live) many years ago, but I had already been dancing DV at that point. A gal by the name of Alyne Hazard 1st taught me, she was stellar! She too started us with Lame'.Thanks Zorba! Did Kamaal teach you how to do the double veil btw?
I've found that most old skool dancers don't like silk. It wasn't really available when they were "growing up" in the dance. I let Kamaal try my silk half circles - he promptly over powered them, I had to get him to ease off so they'd float. But I do agree with him - Lame' is what you want to use to at least learn DV. Switch to something else if you want after you've mastered the technique.I don't think I've tried dancing with lamé ever. Just chiffon/georgette and silk.
I have finally figured out that what was called French nylon back in the day, is now called iridescent organza nylon. Beautiful fabric, changes colors, great for veil work. Hope this helps.Not as far as I know. When I google French nylon, I only come up with stockings. Can you describe it in terms of veils?
Ah! Organza. The best kept secret in veil fabrics. Maybe not quite as pretty as silk, or as floaty as silk, but very well behaved and not as "brittle" as silk is in handling. Beat the crap out of it in the washing machine a couple of times and you'll have a veil that you'll love!I have finally figured out that what was called French nylon back in the day, is now called iridescent organza nylon. Beautiful fabric, changes colors, great for veil work. Hope this helps.