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From ribbons, bows, boho, jute & tulle to organza, deco mesh and chair covers. We have a wide variety of high-quality materials for crafters, florists, hobbyists or one-off projects.
At Rustic Ribbons you will find a huge range of Craft & Floristry products to choose from.
We have over 15 years experience in the industry and have supplied hundreds of happy customers with their bows, ribbons and fabric.
With our huge selection of ribbons, bows, and fabric, including deco mesh, satin, hessian, poly, and organza craft supplies, you can finish your craft projects and gifts in style.
Our selection includes themed ribbon assortments, reels of floristry poly-ribbon, festive curling ribbon, metallic, shimmer, and much more! Fantastic for use in all sorts of crafts, especially greeting cards, scrapbooking, gift-wrapping, weaving, and even designing dance costumes.
We also have wire edged ribbon and lace options, giving you a wide variety of craft trimmings for that special touch.
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A Beginner’s Guide To Ribbons
How to Begin Using Decorative Ribbons
There are a variety of inventive and decorative ways to use ribbons and bows. Gift wrapping, cards, hang tags, and invitations are just a few of the numerous applications for ribbons.
They are also utilised as accessories and for braiding hair and are a regular feature for many DIY projects as well as craft, haberdashery, fashion, jewellery, and cake decorating. Without ribbons for flower bouquet wrapping, the florist industry would not be the same.
We must not overlook the numerous special occasions for which ribbons are used, including weddings, birthdays, and other special events. In summary, ribbons are used almost everywhere to embellish and decorate.
Since the Middle Ages, when traders travelled throughout Europe selling opulent ribbons from the East, ribbons have existed. Some of these ribbons were woven with gold and silver, while others were made of silk and other priceless materials.
Ribbons have been associated with nobility throughout history and have only ever been worn by the wealthy. By the seventeenth century, ribbons were widely used in the fashion world and were used to adorn both men’s and women’s clothing.
Today, the ribbon industry has grown to include a variety of materials, including synthetic and natural fibres, to accommodate a wide range of applications. This includes materials other than fabric.
Ribbon materials can be divided into a number of main, widely recognised categories, these include;
⁃ Sheer organdies/organzas
⁃ Nylon or polyester satins
⁃ Cotton or polyester grosgrains
⁃ Cotton as well as hessian flax or jute natural fibres
⁃ Open mesh or closely woven metallic fibres.
In fact, a ribbon can be made from any material by cutting it and the different types of edges a ribbon may have, is another important characteristic to distinguish ribbon. Here are the 3x main types;
• Wire-edge ribbons
The type and texture of the ribbon will determine which are better suited for specific uses. With a few suggested uses, we’ve listed some of the common ribbon types and textures below.
When choosing ribbons, the ribbon width is the final important factor to consider. The widths of ribbons range from 2mm to 200mm.
Organza Ribbons; Thin, Sheer & Airy
They were originally woven from cotton using a very fine, tightly twisted single yarn and an open, plain weave. These ribbons are now primarily made of nylon or polyester.
This elegant-looking ribbon can be tied into a limp or floppy bow, making it ideal for packaging bomboniere or party favours. It is frequently used in weddings and other special occasions.
These ribbons give greeting cards, paper invitations, flower arrangements, and chair covers the perfect finishing touch. Try using an edge that is wired if you want your organza bow to maintain its shape and be beautiful and sturdy.
Consider using a bow made of organza ribbon to soften floral arrangements.
Satin Ribbon Made of Polyester or Nylon.
It is almost identical to silk ribbons in appearance and is more affordable. There are two types of this ribbon: single faced satin (smooth and shiny on one side only) and double faced satin (smooth and shiny on both sides).
It comes with a cut-edge or a woven-edge. When the edge is cut, the ribbon ravels at the ribbon’s horizontal side, whereas when the edge is woven, the ribbon ravels only at the ends. The ribbon won’t fray at the ends if you cut it at an angle.
Satin ribbons are widely used for gift wrapping and as hair accessories. a traditional choice for all wedding-related decorations. The ideal decoration for wedding cars is double faced or double sided satin ribbons (satin feel on both sides).
Satin ribbon can be perfectly personalised and is the best material for printing logos or text because it produces the sharpest print.
To give your gifts even more shine, pair satin ribbon with glossy gift wrapping.
Satin Chords For The Finer Touch
Making bracelets, necklaces, and other types of jewellery with polyester satin cords in the form of a thin rope is a great idea. It works well as a drawstring for bags or pouches and makes a lovely addition to bridal gowns.
To highlight and embellish your arrangements, use ribbon cords.
Polyester & Woven Blends With Ribbing Make Up Grosgrain Ribbons.
They are frequently used as scrapbooking embellishments, gift-wrapping, lanyards, and accents for greeting cards and paper invitations. The textured finish makes them ideal for wrapping flower bouquets as well.
Grosgrain ribbons give your gifts a textural touch.
Metallic Ribbons Either Have A Closed Weave Smooth Finish or A Open Weave Mesh Finish.
Metallic ribbons can be soft or stiff like mesh fabric. When used to wrap presents or make bows for Christmas trees, soft fabric ribbons typically require a wire edge to maintain body.
Making big bows to adorn wreaths is also a breeze with it because it holds its shape well.
Metallic wired ribbons can be used to make a large pull bow.
A Paper Ribbon Option
Florist ribbons, also referred to as evebbon, are made of polypropylene and are available in a variety of colours.
Since it is a sturdy ribbon, it is simple to split (or tear) and curl to achieve the desired result.
Additionally, it is frequently used for funeral bouquets and by professional florists. Another choice is patterned tear ribbon, which is offered in a variety of prints including polka dots, stripes, and other printed patterns.
Pull bow ribbons are a great option for hampers and sweets & candy decorations because they assemble quickly.
To make your gifts pop, use a combination of complementary colours.
Waterproof Poly Ribbons, Also Known As Aspidistra Leaf ribbons.
It is designed to have the same appearance and texture as an aspidistra plant, a common indoor foliage plant that requires little maintenance. It looks more natural when paired with floral arrangements.
Your floral arrangements will have layers if you use aspidistra ribbon.
There is sure to be a ribbon that will work for your intended purpose given the variety of ribbons that are offered.