In 2011, we decided to expand our line of ribbons to include more than just the tabby (aka plain, or taffeta) weave. We now offer a wider selection of SILK ribbons as well as LINEN tapes. In the photo on the right is a view of several of our new ribbons. From left to right: navy blue grosgrain, antique gold single faced silk satin, olive green single faced silk satin, rust grosgrain, narrow linen tape and wide linen tape.
The grosgrain is a silk and rayon blend (60% silk - 40% rayon) and will pass the burn test as rayon is a cellulose fiber. The single faced silk satin ribbon is 100% silk and is definitely PC for the 18th century. The linen tape is 100% linen. The herringbone tape is a linen/cotton blend.
All of the new ribbons (grosgrain and single faced) are offered in the colors found on the previous page. Some of the colors are already in stock - the remainder will be added to stock as we receive orders.
Both of the new type of ribbons are offered in the following sizes: 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”, 1”, 1.5”. We can special order either ribbon type in 2” or 3” wide (allow up to 4 weeks for delivery).
In the photo below, from left to right, are the following: cherry red satin, 2 @ white grosgrain, cherry red grosgrain, hot pink grosgrain, mandarin blue grosgrain, 3 sizes of black grosgrain, 9mm plain weave linen and linen/cotton herringbone weave tape.