BertieandFred

Bertie & Fred

58 Sales

BertieandFred

Bertie & Fred

58 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(13)

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I use plants, trees and vegtables to hand dye silk in small batches. Nature gives us such beautiful colours. Each ribbon or silk runner is carefully crafted and nurtured. Gentle processes, age old techniques and time give you something truly unique.

Message me with any special requirements I will try my best to help

Nicola x

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Last updated on May 11, 2017

Welcome to my shop

I use plants, trees and vegtables to hand dye silk in small batches. Nature gives us such beautiful colours. Each ribbon or silk runner is carefully crafted and nurtured. Gentle processes, age old techniques and time give you something truly unique.

Message me with any special requirements I will try my best to help

Nicola x

Bertie and Fred

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Bertie and Fred

Champagne Pink Habotai Silk Ribbon
$8.60
Rich Cream Habotai Silk Ribbon
$11.25
Primrose Yellow Habotai Silk Ribbon
$11.25
Pale Blush Habotai Silk Ribbon
$8.60
Pewter Silver Habotai Silk Ribbon
$11.25
Miss Key Green Habotai Silk Ribbon
$11.25
Pale Gold Habotai Silk Ribbon
$11.25
Copper Gold Habotai dyed Silk Ribbon
$11.25
Orange Habotai Silk Ribbon
$11.25
Red Wine Habotai Silk Ribbon
$11.25
Purple Hearts Habotai Silk Ribbon
$11.25
Three Silk Ribbons
$20.51
Chiffon Silk
$29.12
Pongee Silk table runner
$29.12
Lavender Linen Pillow
$7.94

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(13)
jennlindley2323

jennlindley2323 on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great contact, fast delivery and lovely ribbon.

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Botanic dyed silk ribbon

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Champagne Pink Habotai Silk Ribbon
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Hand dyed Silk ribbon

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Pewter Silver Habotai Silk Ribbon
$11.25

About

Handmade for you with love ♡

Welcome ♡

It's lovely you dropped by my shop.

A little bit about me, I have a passion for interior design, textiles, vintage and art. I am at my happiest working away in my little studio. Hours could easily turn into days. I love natural dying, vintage finds, recycling objects, buttons, brown paper & string to name a few.

All my silks are uniquely made is small batches. I only use plants, tree and vegetables. Nature gives the most beautiful shades. Each batch is a little different and may have small natural markings. Plants materials vary from season to season. The silks colour can change slightly over time. I don't use any harsh chemicals to totally fix the colours in just natural mordents.


My hand made items are sometimes made to order but that will be stated in the description.

Enjoy and feel free to contact me

Warmest wishes

Nicola ♡

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Last updated on May 15, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Mail me tell me your requirements and I will see what can do help.

Care instructions

My silks can be washed carefully by hand in cool water using a tiny amount of mild detergent. This might lighten the colour slightly. Line dry and iron on a silk setting.

Fray edges by using a pin and gently tease the threads to the side.

I wash and iron all my silks before sending out. If you want a more creased look gently spritz a fine spray of water from a distsnce. Scrunch the fabric and dry naturally.

Will I get the same colour again when ordering?

Each batch of ribbons will vary. I only use natural plant, flower or vegtables in my dyes. I make small batches at a time. I try my hardest to achieve the same colours but plants vary according to seasons and conditions. The best thing to do is buy enough for your project at one time from the same batch.

Will it be a block of one colour?

No. Most silks will have natural markings and I feel this adds to its character. The darker shades will always have mottling due to how the silk soaks up the dye. It gives the silk texture and added interest.

Custom and personalised orders

All custom orders will need to be paid for in advance and non returnable.

Wedding ribbons

When ordering for a wedding it is best to email me so I can help advise you on the amounts you might need. It is best to order all ribbons at the same time so they can be made from the same batch of dye. This will ensure the colour match throughout. Each batch can be slightly different as plants, trees or vegetables change through the seasons.