We recently received our order of 100% Cotton Italian Ribbon and I've got to tell you it's fabulous! To give it a test, I whipped up this little bag to hold surprises when Tuesday and I have an adventure day. I used a piece of pre-washed linen I had lying around, stamped on one side and stitched the ribbon on the other. Stamping is a lot of fun but it's a bit more work when you're helping a four year old do her stamping at the same time. All you professional stampers out there I hope you're not horrified seeing all that ink sit on the stamps; we did manage to get things cleaned up! Back to my project... After washing and drying (just enough so that it was still damp), it came out a bit wrinkled, but that's the nature of linen. After pressing the bag, I think it looks great! As you can see the colors didn't fade at all. They are just as bright and crisp as before they were washed. I'm definitely taking home more of this Italian Ribbon for a few more test projects! I'm loving it!
After making the first lamp shade, I had to make another... then another, check out the one on facebook, Katie bought one (perhaps she'll take a photo for me ; )!) and then this one for my sisters birthday! Dupioni Silk and Grosgrain are perfect for these shades that are not a perfect drum as this ribbon is flexible and moves with the contour of the shade.
Love these labels! I had them made from this Etsy Shop. I've been commissioned to make a couple more... Now I just need to get my own Etsy Shop up and running : )!