hand dyed silk FAQs


How is it made?

I hand dye silk using natural dyes, usually plant based.  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 for floristry bundles, and 20m of anything priced in my shop per metre (including all stationery ribbon). Table runners are as priced in the shop – bespoke dimensions are available on request.

Bespoke options

Please contact me for a quote for variations seen on any of my shop items.

Please note due to the hand made nature of all my fabrics some variation will occur between batches. It is best to order everything you might need for a project in one go for this reason.

Wholesale prices are available for orders over 50m.

Where else can I buy them?

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

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, hand torn.

habotai silk – a heavier weight silk with raw edges, hand torn.

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.

bias cut silk satin – satin finish on one side, matt finish on the other

silk chiffon – a transparent very lightweight textured silk.

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

crinkle silk – a beautifully crinkled silk on a semi-transparent chiffon


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. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery for items made to order (ie items without stock numbers assigned). If you require something sooner please contact me via phone or email and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Back Orders – some items are available on back order, please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your items if this is noted on your order. If you would rather place a back order with me personally simply email me with the details of your order.

Items are posted out via Royal Mail Special Delivery or First Class Signed For – you will need to be in to sign for these items, otherwise a card will be left and you will need to collect from your local post office at a later date. Items of lesser value may be posted out by Standard First Class. International shipping is tracked and will need to be signed for.


I will refund online shop bought items in full (less postage costs) provided the items are returned to me in their original condition within 28 days fro the date of your order and have your order number included. Bespoke orders are not refunded under any circumstances.


Payment is made via Paypal for immediate processing or via credit or debit card. Items ordered via credit or debit card will only be shipped once the cleared funds are visible in my account, this can take 2-5 business days. Checkout and storage of information is via SSL, and Paypal or Braintree and I never share your details with anyone else. For their own specific policies on privacy and data please refer to Paypal and Braintree directly.


  1. Hi there from Hawaii!

    I just received my order BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION – SAFFRON SILK RIBBON! I love it! I’m interested in purchasing it in bulk (80-100) meters for my wedding and wondering what the discount for bulk is? We have some time – I wouldn’t need it until early 2018. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

  2. Hi there – I’m so glad you love your ribbon. I’m afraid there’s no discount for that quantity as it is a limited edition colour, although I would be happy to offer you free shipping. Please just email me you order giving at least 6 weeks’ notice as I hand dye everything myself and I can raise you a bespoke order via Paypal. Best wishes, Kate

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