hand dyed silk FAQs

FAQs

How is it made?

I hand dye silk using natural dyes, or hand paint the silk on a frame and then turn it into ribbons and table runners.  This gives it a natural variation in depth of colour. I also use my own watercolours and pencil drawings to create unique prints, these can be used on ribbons, backdrops and as wedding dress fabrics. I also accept commissions.

How much does it cost?

For standard orders the prices are as those listed in the shop. Bespoke ribbon colours can be ordered at no extra cost, but a minimum order of one bundle (16m) is required. Table runners are as priced in the shop – bespoke dimensions are available on request.

Bespoke options

The colours in my online shop ribbon bundles vary in intensity, from the darkest shades to the lightest so you get a bundle of natural toning ribbons. If you would prefer a single shade or wish to specify width(s) or lengths for stationery, photographic or styling products or any other uses then please contact me for a quote.

Please note due to the hand made nature of all my fabrics some variation will occur between batches.

Wholesale prices are available for orders over 50m.

What is the minimum bespoke order?

The minimum bespoke order in any one colour for my ribbon is 16m. The ribbons come in 2m lengths in my bundles. Specific colour ways are priced per metre. Please refer to the product description where necessary.

There is no minimum order on my other products.

What is your lead time?

Please allow up to two weeks for delivery. If you require something sooner please contact me via phone or email and I will do my best to accommodate you. Products with stock quantities assigned are in stock and are usually dispatched within 48hrs, although please do put a note on your order if they are required urgently.

What colours are there?

I offer a colour matching service – perfect for brand and product ribbon. Take a look at my Instagram for inspiration.

Where else can I buy them?

My ribbons are stocked in Acacia Floristry in Malmesbury and in the Fine Art Wedding Boutique.

What types of fabrics do you offer?

hand dyed silk ribbon
Sample card available in my shop

You can order:

lightweight silk –  a beautifully soft and semi-transparent light silk with raw edges.

habotai silk – a heavier weight silk with raw edges.

bias cut habotai silk – a luxurious heavier weight ribbon cut on the bias to make it extra silky soft. It has stitched joins every so often.

silk satin – as bamboo silk satin but in traditional silk.

silk chiffon – a transparent very lightweight textured silk.

bamboo silk satin – a heavier weight organic fabric with a soft matt finish on one side and a luxurious satin sheen on the other. The edges are subtly frayed.

bamboo silk –  matt heavier weight organic, fair trade fabric with larger frayed edges

cotton – a lightweight 100% organic cotton

woven silk ribbon – a medium weight silk with woven rather than hand torn edges that won’t fray – perfect for wedding accessories, tying photographic prints or for clothing.

silk crepe – a textured silk ribbon with a matt feel

 

2 Comments

  1. Hi Kate Jay gave me some of your lovely ribbons when I was visiting her on Tuesday. I would like to start using them for my Brides bouquets and wondered what rates you offer little ole florists like myself? Look forward to hearing from you

    Kim x

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