Wonderfully soft and full of texture. Excellent for spinning, weaving, jewelry making, scrap-booking and fantastic mixed media!
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. Some of these ribbon skeins are overdyed, which creates fantastic shading and a great range of similar hues. In this colorway there are multiple shades of Teal, Tartan, Emerald and a little deep Turquoise. Every skein is different and if you buy a smaller portion (such as 5 or 10 yards) it may not contain multiple shades. If you prefer your ribbon more towards the blue - teal or more of a teal - green you can specify and I'll grab one that fits. Some of the ribbon is sheer, some with a satiny shine while others are matte. Occasionally there will be a little pattern here or there. or even an unexpected color - these little surprises started out as a different color entirely but were then overdyed with the Teal and came out something entirely new and fun! Some edges are frayed or lacy, adding physical as well as visual texture. Shown in different lights, this is a beatiful jewel toned colorway. Ribbon width ranges from 1/2" to nearly 1 1/2" across, with a few having lacy, fringed, or frayed edges for uniqueness. 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 making, or plying into your OOAK yarns.
Listing is for five or ten yards or a full skein. These skeins are actually sold by weight rather than yardage and they all vary, depending on the width of the ribbon in them. Some ribbon may be as little as 1/3 - 1/2" wide where others may be over an inch. An average skein is probably 45 yards but they may vary from 40 to 55 yards. Choose from drop down box at upper right.
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