Recently, I purchased a stole at a vintage shop. I had to have it, just to get an example of this extraordinary ribbon trim, which I then had to figure out how to make. This post presents the results. Don’t miss other Threads techniques like this by purchasing a print subscription which comes with FREE access to our tablet editions.
Here’s a detail, that shows how this sweet trim can be used to good effect.
When explaining this trim, as well as other kinds of ribbonwork, I will refer to the unit of measure as “ribbon width.” I learned about this method of measurement from Candice Kling’s excellent book, The Artful Ribbon (C&T, 1996).
Using the width of the ribbon as the increment of measure makes any work easily scalable, either larger or smaller. The trim on the inside of this stole had a 3/8-inch finished…
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