This listing is for two (2) yards of vintage French woven ribbon 5/8" wide. This gorgeous ribbon is in a deep eggplant purple color, is 100% rayon and is in perfect vintage condition! My pictures show the ribbon on the wooden bolt, in closeup, a closeup of the texture of this lovely ribbon, just some of the woven ribbon that I have available and finally a picture of the ribbon prior to unwrapping.
I have 100 yards of this gorgeous ribbon, so if you need more than 2 yards, please convo me and I can set up a special listing.
~~~Vintage Woven Ribbon~~~ I have a huge collection of vintage woven ribbon in gorgeous colors. This ribbon is just saturated with beautiful, rich color as French ribbon is dyed, layer upon layer with as many as eight different colors, making each ribbon unique and unrepeatable. Woven ribbon is exactly like any ribbon, the only difference being that this is thinner like a silk. It was used many years ago to bind or cover the seams of garments, hats and the like, decades before the machine serge stitch. When you look inside a high quality vintage garment and the inside is just as beautifully made as the outside, woven ribbon is the secret. Woven ribbon comes in every color imaginable as its purpose was to match the fabric that it was used with. It is beautifully woven yet durable, distress-able, washable, dye-able and best of all, 100% pure, natural Rayonne, as they would say in France. Very soft in hand, with amazing workability and perfect if you wish to strip (to reveal lighter and lighter color) or over-dye to add another color to the ribbon or use as is. This particular ribbon belonged to my grandmother who is in her 90's and was a seamstress all of her life. All of my woven ribbon was made in France in the 1930’s and 40’s for the garment industry, so it is the finest quality ever made. Give it a try for your vintage ribbon work, clothing restorations, package ties, bows or whatever you create with your vintage ribbon, you will love the possibilities! If you have any questions, would like to see more pictures or have a special color request, I have 100’s of spools in 100’s of colors so please convo me and I will do my best to help you.
We ship everyday so you will get your purchases fast. We do feel it is our responsibility that your ribbon arrives well packaged, in the stated condition and in a timely manner.
We accept Etsy Checkout, Paypal and US Postal Service money orders, ONLY. We live in a very small mountain town and our bank is down the mountain, so all of our banking is done by mail. Any other type of money order is difficult and time consuming to negotiate so will be returned to you and your order cancelled. Thanks so much for understanding.
Returns & exchanges
We want you to be happy! When a particular color is critical to your project, feel free to request a free sample and if we have it, we will send it.
You will find NO polyester or synthetic fibers here, unless stated in the listing! All of our ribbons are vintage and the majority are natural fibers. You will see, feel and appreciate the difference in your finished projects. * Convo with special requests, additional yardage needs, colors, etc. Many of our ribbons are available in widths and colors other than what is listed. We have a huge collection, way too many to list, and probably have the ribbon that you are looking for.