Today is silk ribbon picture day. I purchased a package of YLI’s hand dyed silk ribbon for myself. I wanted to compare it with the silk ribbon I’ve hand dyed for myself, and the gorgeous hand dyed silk ribbon I’ve seen hand dyed by Victoria Clayton of http://hand-dyedfibers.com
Here’s what the YLI silk ribbon looks like:
It is very pretty. If you weren’t a hand dyer yourself, you’d think it was perfect. As I do hand dye, I can see all the speckles on the ribbon where the dye powder didn’t dissolve in the water properly.
Another thing that surprised me was the way the ribbon was wound on the plastic spools. The ribbon was not wound flat. It was twisted and in places it looked 1/4 the width. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to purchase creased silk ribbon. I had to wet it and iron it flat last night.
A good thing about this ribbon – it did not run when I washed it. The dye is colorfast. That is a very good thing. Maybe I’m too fussy, but this is an item I wouldn’t purchase again. I do like the colors, and now my curiosity has been satisfied.
The sun is shining, and I’m going to spend the day making some quilt blocks for a DYB round robin. It’s called Faces and I’ll post pictures of the Cloisonne beads I purchased for this project tomorrow.