More Ribbon Magic!

Marilyn Nepper in Canada really got busy on her computer and found some great sites with even greater instructions...

  She even found another book which I have on order...  Another reader gave me the names of two Dover books which were reprints of ribbon work from Victorian times. When they come I will give you a review.   Right now I'm on overload and as I get it all sorted I will share with you.
Here are a few sites Marilyn found and you can see they are from Threads magazine. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33810/the-box-pleat-experiments-part-2-cross-drape-trim/page/all

But I did want to share how fabulous the folding becomes when you use striped, plaid or variegated ribbon


One of the sites Marilyn found showed this pleated ribbon trim on the cuff of a Victorian dress and gave directions how to reproduce it and I love the lace under it.

And another book I  ordered (or maybe it was the same one) had a chapter on braiding and weaving ribbon.  I have bags and bags of 1/4" ribbon from thrift stores and except for weaving it into lace, there not much more I do with it.

What I really need of course is more ribbon...  Remember this ribbon and trim store in LA in 2012?  At that time I was just shopping for velvet ribbon...


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I am drooling over the cuff ribbon and lace treatment ! I'm going to be checking out those links when I get some free time. I look forward to your future book reviews also. Thanks for sharing as you always have.

Marilyn said...

Oh, if only you had known - you could have bought lots and lots and lots of ribbon when you were shopping (grin). I'm waiting for the interlibrary loan to come in but I'm pretty sure I will be buying the book.

Lisa Boni said...

Somewhere I have an old book with some ribbon rucking instructions in it. I'll have to look for it. You've shown some lovely examples and I can't wait to see how you put what you learn to use!

mary said...

You are so inspiring...on a CQ block I took organza ribbon and pleated it as I tacked the pleats down with a bead - looks great - thanks for the great ideas you share! cannot wait to see where all this ribbon work leads you!! Mary

Mosaic Magpie said...

Such interesting designs by using a few simple folds!

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