6.17.2009

I've Been Dyeing

Vintage seam binding, that is. It's just another one of those things I used to do. And now, just as I have been revisiting my days of graphic design by creating digital collages, I've returned to dyeing. Not that I ever was completely immersed (ha!) in the world of hand-dying, but I did like to dye my own silk ribbon for another of my by-gone pastimes: silk ribbon embroidery. Silk ribbon embroidery is beautiful and very colorful art, so genteel, ladylike and lush. I'll have to post a few pictures of past projects (and my plans for future projects). But back to dyeing.
The feel of vintage seam binding is so soft and silky, and I LOVE the colors one can buy. But I am always drawn to the rumpled, not-quite-perfect, aged and crinkled look of ribbon that has been tucked away in Grandma's sewing basket. So I've tried to replicate that fabulously worn look, for myself to use and for you, also. Blueberries & Cream, Strawberries & Cream and Kiwi & Cream are the flavors I've started with, and can be found in my Lollishop, as well as Etsy. Flavors to come: Peaches & Cream, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Sun-kissed Tangerine and other yummy ribbon confections.

6 comments:

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

These are just beautiful, Michele! Such gorgeous, soft colors! I love the strawberry & cream set!

Deb said...

Those are absolutely beautiful and I agree about the ribbon embroidery. I have wanted to try my hand at that for years, but never got around to it. I am too into instant gratification and embroidery of any kind is time consuming. But I will forever enjoy the work of others.

Cheers!

icandy... said...

Soooo sweet! The pale colors are just beautiful!

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the colours you have created
Alison

LaurieStar said...

Wow - these are so pretty. I especially love the green. My favorite color!

Sabii Wabii said...

I don't know whats best ...your ribbons or your photos. Great colors!