I just got a huge new shipment of these ribbon skeins, just LOADED with Bright, Earthy and Pastel colors. Each skein is absolutely unique. Some will have more muted colors for an overall earthy tone while others may have bright riotous colors and some will be in between and pastel. These stunning skeins can be used in their entire lengths or are great for projects where you need smaller lengths of LOTS of colors. Just cut up a foot of this one, 8 inches of that one,....
Please note that pictures are of full skeins. The number and variety of colors/solids/patterns found in a skein will not be found in the smaller, 5 or 10 yard portions because the colors run about a yard long. These can vary in yardage from skein to skein because the width of the ribbon can range from 1/2" to 2 or even 3". I purchase this by weight so a skein containing wide ribbon may only have 30 - 40 yards and a skein with narrower ribbon can have 45 - 55 yards. If you have a preference as to tone - brights, earthy or pastels, include a note with your order. The entire skein will hold a great variety but I would pick one that has more of the overall tone you're looking for.
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Sari Silk Ribbon is made in India by women working through Fair Trade. They take what would otherwise be silk waste, from cutting sari silk for wraps and clothing, and sew the pieces end to end, occasionally tying ends, to make beautiful yarn. In these colorways there are Greens (both bright and earthy), Reds (bright and earthy), Purples, Teals, and Golds, Rust, Rich Browns, as well as a few light pastels. Some sections will have patterns and some embossed with a gold brocade. Some of these ribbons are 3/4" - 1" but some measure as much as 4+ inches across, with a few having lacy, fringed, or frayed edges for uniqueness. Every skein is absolutely unique. Use them phat or strip them into thinner ribbon. Embellish scrapbooks, book covers, scarves, art yarn, luggage or purse straps, even jewelry. Great in weaving, rug or wreath making, or plying into your OOAK yarns. If you prefer bolder, earthier, more floral colors, or any other preference such as more golds, reds, etc..., just include a note in the "instructions to merchant" section of your order. There will most likely be NO 5 or 10 yard sections containing 3 exact colors you like, so to be safe, stay with general shades like "earthy" or "bright", etc... Patterns are usually not bright, so if you ask for more patterns, your skein won't be as bright and if you ask for more brights, your skein won't have many patterns. These skeins are all one of a kind and as such, have a great deal of variety in both colors and shading. With the ribbon being so wide, there is a lot of silk material to a yard, much more than the thinner ribbon colors. In the smaller sections, such as the 5 or 10 yard pieces, there will not be as many colors represented or as much variance in thickness.
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