• Image of Marbled Silk Ribbon in Amethyst
  • Image of Marbled Silk Ribbon in Amethyst
  • Image of Marbled Silk Ribbon in Amethyst
  • Image of Marbled Silk Ribbon in Amethyst
  • Image of Marbled Silk Ribbon in Amethyst

Three yards of 2" wide hand marbled silk ribbon in a swirling watercolor pattern of amethyst purple - perfect to bedeck a bouquet of lilac or bearded iris. For favors, gifts, garlands, or anything you please. The silk has been naturally dyed heather purple with botanical dyes, then printed with acrylic pigment. Each wooden spool of ribbon is a unique monoprint made by hand in New York. It is permanent, washable, and reusable.

- 2" wide
- 3 yards long
- silk habotai, raw edge

Marbling is the ancient technique of making prints on paper or fabric using floating pigments. The pigments, water-based acrylic in this case, are dropped onto the surface of water thickened with carrageenan moss. The colors are manipulated into patterns, and prepared fabric is draped across the water's surface. It picks up the pigments in their lively patterns, looking as if they are still dancing on water.