Retro 1970s 1980s French Continental Folk Art Woven Braid Edelweiss Gentians 2.5cm (1”) Wide, 6 - 12 Metre Length

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This retro French braid has a woven folk art pattern of white edelweiss and blue gentians, amongst other flowers, on a green background. Designs like this were very popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s when braid was used to edge all kinds of textiles from napkins to the hems of skirts.

While it could still be used for edging it also makes an unusual and striking way to secure wrapping paper. Unlike adhesive tape, it can be rolled up and used again time after time and it doesn’t damage the paper either! Green is always a good colour as it tends not to clash with other shades and the splash of red adds a festive vibe.

The braid both feels and looks like it is made of cotton but there is no indication on the spool that this is the case.

It costs £1 per metre in length. This option is for between 6 and 12 metres of this braid. More than 5 metres in a continuous piece is too bulky to be sent as a large letter and will therefore be sent as a small parcel with Royal Mail 2nd Class delivery. There is a separate listing to buy up to 5 metres in length.

Whatever length you select from the drop down menu, the braid will be cut to order and will be sent as one continuous piece.

Thank you for visiting our Etsy shop today. If retro haberdashery is your thing then please check back regularly as I buy up good examples wherever I find them. You might want to add us to your Favourites so you can find us again. Remember, the early (black) bird catches the worm!!!

The Blackbird Bazaar is an environmentally friendly business and we are constantly striving to improve our eco credentials. Some (or possibly all) of the packaging we use to send out your purchases is recycled, collected by us from local businesses near our home. We aim to send as little to landfill as possible - both personally and through our business - and would therefore ask you to re-use/recycle as much of that packaging as possible, once you are happy with what we've sent you.

WE ONLY POST TO THE UK but as we send exclusively by Royal Mail there is no increase in postage cost to our beautiful Highlands and islands!

Average review
This is my third purchase from this lovely shop and I know I will return. Thank you for such lovely packages.
Apr 18, 2018 by Pip
A really pretty vintage ribbon which arrived beautifully wrapped. I loved it so much I decided to purchase some more. Great Etsy seller.
Apr 18, 2018 by Pip

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Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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