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I came up with the idea to apply arashi shibori dye technique to ribbon in 2006. Since then, I have created myriad colors, designed and made many projects, as well as kits, classes (both online and at shows) to teach the various uses of my original silk shibori ribbon. I have put a lot of time, effort, research, and marketing into making my original silk shibori ribbon come to life.
I have several resellers as well including TandZSupply & Aria Design Studio here on Etsy. Colors are always changing so we all may have different colors from time to time. Also, the nature of this hand dyed silk shibori ribbon is that each dyelot varies. I like to say that "every inch is an adventure".
My silk shibori pleated ribbon is made using 4" bias silk ribbon and has been shibori dyed and pleated. Pleating brings the ribbon to aprox. 1" wide adding an additional dimension to your work.
Both the color and texture is steam set rendering the color washfast and lightfast and the pleating semi-permanent. You may wish to alter the texture with a light shot of steam from your iron or remove it completely by ironing flat on a silk steam setting to reveal the lovely shibori dye pattern.
My shibori ribbon is a full 4". For narrower widths, the 4" ribbon maybe cut lengthwise. Be aware that when you buy other narrower shibori ribbon (say 1.5" for $8 a yard) you are paying almost 25% more for the ribbon for the silk you are receiving.
Use this luscious ribbon in beadwork, to fashion beautiful silk flowers, embellish a special garment or quilt, or work into a surface design or bookbinding project.
Visit my blog at http://www.shiborigirl.wordpress.com to find where I am teaching classes on shibori and ribbonwork or to see more of my textile practice.
See my set of silk shibori ribbon flowers on Flickr for other ribbon ideas and inspiration.
This listing is for 1 yard but lengths up to 10 continuous yards may be ordered by contacting me and I will set up a private sale for you.
Also see the listing for my silk ribbon flower kit.
From time to time here on Etsy I offer colors not found in my regular line-some experimental, others end cuts of custom orders.
***Choose your colors from those listed or choose name your color and list the colors you want in the "comments to Seller" section when you place your order.***