These are some ribbons that I’ve been working on. They’re not pressed or hemmed yet, but I just had to share!
The gold and black is 50-weight sewing silk; I dyed the yellow, the black I bought that way.
The brocade is all silk that I made. The huaman on the left is something I haven’t done before – it’s designed in negative, with the black of the bird’s wings and body being the background. I think it pretty much worked. I want to handle the fade-out of the background better, or make it a shape like an oval or an arch window
I wrapped some more of the little gimme spools. I’m pleased with the way they look!
Taste the rainbow! The bright yellow that is #4 from the right… that’s NATURALLY that color. No dye. Sadly, the gold is all in the sericin, so it would come off with degumming.