About the Artist

After two years in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar at the Universita’ di Roma, I came back to America in love with the sumptuous colors and textiles of the Italian Renaissance. So I taught myself to be a dyer. For three decades I had a business specializing in luxury hand-dyed silks for fashion accessories, home textiles, and art-to-wear. I closed my dye studio in 2007, but here are samples of my work.

Veranda featured  interior designer Linda Chase’s use of Jane Steinberg silks to decorate her own home.


Anne Archer was the model for my scarves and shawls in her feature article in Mirabella.

Helena Christensen wore a Jane Steinberg painted silk velvet sarong for Harper’s Bazaar.

I have collaborated with other artists who wanted to incorporate a textile as a part of their art, for example, in this bamboo sculpture by Cal Hashimoto. It is nine feet top to bottom and was commissioned to hang in the stair landing of a private residence in Hawaii.

My accounts included boutiques in Manhattan, San Francisco, Chicago, Louisville (we dress up for the Derby), Vineyard Haven, London, Tokyo, Vienna…



Anne Millett of Mira Aster wearing a Jane Steinberg silk wrap.


Cher may still have the funky shibori-dyed berets she had me make for her, each the size of a large pizza. She was shooting “Mermaids” in Medford, MA. I was called in as a dyer because Cher refused to wear the yellow chenille bathrobe provided by Wardrobe.




Drexel Heritage Furniture bought a collection of my silk wraps to add luxurious elegance to their styled settings for national print ads for their 2003 collection.

Mary Tyler Moore wore a Steinberg scarf for her Diane Sawyer interview in the mid-nineties. ABC has promised to send me a clip… I should live so long.

I now live in Lowell, MA and endure this climate in order to be close to family.