Ribbon Care & Info
If you need to wash your silk I recommend washing by hand at room temperature or cold water, with mild soap and hanging to dry out of direct sunlight. pH changes may cause tonal changes in the silk.
If you didn't purchases spools, your silk ribbon will be folded and shipped in a flat envelope. It will have creases where it was folded,
To remove creases and wrinkles iron with a hair straightener on medium/high heat or between 350F and 400F (make sure the straightener is clean and free of hair products)
You can also iron with a hand iron on low heat.
The ribbons are torn by hand and frayed slightly to give a soft feathered look. If a thread on the edge of the silk becomes lose you can either trim it with scissors or pull the whole thread free along the edge of the ribbon.
(bias cut ribbons’ edges will not fray)
Please be aware that the plant food for flowers may cause colour changes in the silk ribbon
Hand Torn Ribbon
The silk ribbons that are torn by hand will have a frayed edge with a soft feathered look. If a thread on the edge of the silk becomes loose you can either trim it with scissors or pull the whole thread free along the edge of the ribbon.
You can also pull more threads away if you want more of a frayed look
Bias Cut Ribbon
Bis cut ribbon is cut on a diagonal at a 45-degree angle
Has a cut edge and will not fray
Great for wedding bouquets
This ribbon is usually around 2-2.5 yards long
During the dying process, the edge of the bias cut ribbon will become feathered and it will have a torn look
The bundle dyed bias cut ribbon won't have a feathered edge as it is cut by hand by me after it is dyed. The edge will be nice and crisp (this is also true for the white bias-cut charmeuse)
You can “feather” the edge of the bias cut ribbon by running your finger over it