Three yards of hand marbled silk ribbon patterned with a scattering of turquoise pebbles. This subtle and earthy ribbon may be used for favors, bouquets, garlands, or anything you please - I picture it accompanying a bohemian bouquet of eucalyptus and air plants.
Each wooden spool of ribbon holds a unique monoprint made by hand in New York. This print was created by scattering droplets of muted turquoise, robin's egg, and gray paint in a pattern resembling small pebbles on a riverbed, then transferred to silk.
- 2 inches 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 mordanted 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.