Susie just sent photos of these ribbons which we bought at the swap meet.... The top one is a 1/2" grosgrain.. It was plain on one side and dotted on the other so it makes an interesting pattern. The bottom one is an organza one with a satin edge. This is a very interesting fold and I have a black ribbon edged with gold which I want to try this folding technique. It lends itself to edged and multicolored ribbons which really shows off the pattern,
We wanted to try our hand at dyeing some of the ribbons we had on hand... We started with grand hopes of brushing on the dyes and getting interesting patterns. Some of the ribbons were satin and dyed fairly well... so did the rayon seam binding. But the polyester of course would not take the dyes and we needed to use the Tim Holtz alcohol inks... Then we abandoned the whole idea of brushing on the color and just put the inks on a sheet of freezer paper and just smooshed a pile of ribbon around in it and liked the effect. Susie forgot gloves at first and had the loveliest purple hands. The whole operation was very uncontrolled and carefree but the results were great. The rayon seam binding folds very well and I was able to get a 100 yd roll of HugSnug rayon seam binding on ebay for $9.50.