Two things… I have been failing to get around to mailing my friend Barbara her bookmark. And, we got a fabulous new scanner at work. So, I took the ribbon in, and did some scanning, and then PUT IT IN THE MAIL.
A closeup. This is a textile a little over half an inch in width. In these scans, it looks like a rug!
Those thick, jute-like hairy yarns? That’s Gutermann 100/3 sewing silk.
Close-up of the dragon. It’s more bronze-y than how this picture shows up, and the scanner totally kills the sheen. The dragon is brocaded in Kreinik Soie Platte (flat silk) and is very shiny.
The dragon in *too* much detail – every tiny hair shows up.
These are full-size (i.e., huge) versions, mostly for my reference:
http://www.wormspit.com/images/Ribbons/barbararibbon1.jpg (8.8MB) – the full original scan
http://www.wormspit.com/images/Ribbons/barbararibbon2.jpg (755K) – the large version of the first close-up