1/19/2015

More folded ribbons...

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.
 
 
 


7 comments:

Juli said...

It looks the two of you had a lot of fun. I didn't know that you could dye polyester thread with the alcohol inks. I have a bunch of them and will definitely give this a try!

Marilyn said...

Well, I learn something every time I read your blog. It never occurred to me to use rayon seam binding - duh! It is so nice that you have a soul sister who loves to play as much as you do.

Lorraine said...

Really enjoying your ribbon posts! These have turned out fabulous Gerry!

Quayceetatter said...

I love the ribbon braid. hope there will be some tutorials coming. Linda in NM

Createology said...

I can easily see the grosgrain folding into such an interesting edging. However the organdy is stunning and looks very complicated and not at all discernible. Dyeing and painting ribbons...looks fun and messy and time consuming. What we do for Creative Bliss!

Marie said...

Another fantastic blog post, thank you for sharing.

crazynewbie said...

Gosh Gerry, I may just have to move to USA so I can play too. Great results, so much fun.

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