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« on: February 27, 2006 12:45:25 PM »

Some ladies at a bed linens/home goodies boutique gave me these beautiful scraps of 100% silk ribbon. They are all different shades, and about 6-8 inches long. I have a pretty good amount of the scraps, but I have absolutely NO idea what to do with them! I had some pictures of them, but my computer farted out on me so maybe I'll post them back up if you craftin' beasts are interested. Thank you so much!
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006 11:03:18 AM »

If you still can't get us photos, how about more info.  How wide are they?  Sheer silk or more solid?  Are the colors pale or intense? 

How about scattering little bows around a skirt, a jacket, or even curtains.  Just stitch the center of ech scrap onto your garment - a tiny hand stitch will do.  Then tie the ribbon in a bow, or just a knot.  You may want to cut the ends at an angle to pretty it up. 

If the pieces are fairly narrow, you can weave some of them, maybe mounting on a piece of lining fabric.  Then use your little woven piece as a pocket on a bag or a garment. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006 11:11:12 AM »

also, someone on here made a wallet out of woven ribbon. make a pair of squares and then stitch them to a backing or fuse them to interfacing, and they could be nice pannels on a coin purse.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006 01:25:35 PM »

here are some pictures



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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2006 01:41:44 PM »

Some version of the ribbon scarf?
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006 02:51:29 PM »

those would make a really nice pillow cover woven up (for the fronts anyway) and sewn to a solid color fabric.

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