***PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION*** ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE ONLY ORDERING 5 OR 10 YARDS.
I just got a huge new load of these and they are the gorgeous colors I always get but with embossed gold lame' stitching/brocade. Because the gold brocade shows best on deep and rich colors (NOT ON BRIGHT COLORS, SO THESE ARE NOT USUALLY BRIGHT, OTHER THAN THE GOLDS AND ORANGES), there are not many bright colors in these skeins, and in many/most cases, no brights. They are however, vivid, highly saturated colors and the gold embossing shows fantastically against the deeper backgrounds. This ribbon tends to run wider than the regular multi Persian Bazaar - as wide as 1 - 2" so there isn't as much yardage as the regular, as I purchase this by weight. This means not as many colors/patterns per skein as the regular but Still LOADED with wonderful colors and the BLING of brocade. There may be some metallic beading or rhinestones in this ribbon and there may be some sections with no brocade. Most is brocaded. 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 many full skeins, pictured in various lighting, so as to show as many colors as possible. They are NOT of one skein and no two skeins are alike. The number and variety of colors found in a skein will NOT be found in the smaller, 5 or 10 yard portions because the colors run about a yard or two long. IF YOU ORDER 5 YARDS, YOU MAY ONLY GET THREE COLORS. If you like blues, please say so or your three colors may be gold, green and red and you'll be unhappy. If you hate or don't want a particular color, please say so or one of your colors may be something you don't like or can't use. The primary colors in these are gold on red, gold on purple, gold on green and other deep colors, embossed with gold. Most of the base colors themselves are not bright but deep and vivid, brightened by the brocade. In a small portion, you may get mostly or all reds, greens, or another color. Colors also vary between skeins, with reds, greens, purples and blues being more prevalent than other colors overall. 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 15 - 18 yards and a skein with narrower ribbon can have 20 - 25 yards.
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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 Reds (both bright and earthy), and may contain Greens (bright and earthy), Purples, Teals, and Golds, Rust, Rich Browns, as well as a few light pastels. Some of these ribbons are 3/4" - 1" 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 2 exact colors you like, so to be safe, stay with general shades like "earthy" or "bright", etc... These skeins are all one of a kind and as such, have a great deal of variety in both colors and shading.
Choose 5 yards, 10 yards or full skein from drop down box at upper right. Full skeins average 15 - 18 yards of wider, mostly heavily embossed ribbon.
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