This ribbon is hand-dyed in the USA by FiberActive, using organic cotton ribbon and low-impact dyes. I love it! It's very easy to work with and durable, has a matte finish, and subtle color variations throughout. The ends do ravel, so you'll want to tuck them under or zigzag them as you work with it. I've used this ribbon a lot in making handbags, it makes a great reinforcement for snaps and places that get extra stress. The soft variegated colors make a nice accent without overwhelming your project.
This one is a soft chestnut brown. It's 7/8 inches wide. This price is per yard—order as many yards as you'd like and I'll cut them in one continuous piece.
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Returns & exchanges
I intend my work to be quality and to last for years. If you have a problem or question about your purchase, please contact me! I will replace or repair items lost or damaged in shipping, or that fail because of something I did. If your dog eats it, I would be happy to fix that as well, for a small charge.
FAQ: What is the difference between wet felting, knitting and felting, recycled felt, etc.?
A: True "wet felting" involves making fabric, in flat or 3-D shapes, starting with just brushed wool. No sewing, knitting or stitching is involved, every piece is attached at the same time the felt is made and thus is permanently fused into the whole. Hot water, a little soap and a LOT of agitation in the form of rubbing and rolling are all that is used. If you look closely at some of my wet felted bags, you can see a “shadow” where some of the fibers from the inner layer have migrated all the way to the top layer around the bottom and sides.
Recycled felt, and knitting and felting, employ the same natural process, but starting with yarn and fabric that is already made. If you have ever washed a wool sweater in the washing machine by accident, and it came out tiny and stiff, you are familiar with this type of felting. Many knitters make their projects much bigger and looser than normal, to allow for lots of shrinkage in the felting process. Woven fabric can also be finished this way, the historical term is "fulling" which is also used by wet felters to mean the second (shrinking) stage of the felting process.
Needle felting (which I don't do) is a dry process, using a barbed needle. It allows for very fine sculptural effects with a small amount of wool, but is generally not durable enough for to hold together in a hard-wearing item.
If you have more questions, I am happy to answer them, just let me know!