Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Embellishing with RibbonSmyth hand-dyed rayon tape

This is a pieced block ~  from our Gold Fabric Pack.

I hand-pieced this block while vending at last week's quilt show. I used RibbonSmyth hand-dyed vintage rayon tape stitched among the brown leaf trim. The ribbon colorway is "Spring" and it is gorgeous; dyed with all my favorite vintage shades. I overdye  rayon tape colors as I prefer the look over dyeing white ribbon. I have several hundred rolls waiting to be dyed. I never know what the ribbon will look like until it has dried and been ironed. Then the colors "pop". I dyed the ribbon in shades of gold, mauve, platinum. It's a dream to use for embellishing. The ribbon can be manipulated to do absolutely anything. Above the folded ribbon rose, I added ruched petals. Can't wait to see how this block will look when finished. Right now it's at the top of a heap of WIP's! The block size is 11"x14".

4 comments:

Leonie said...

Interesting use of color Vic - love the richness and golden tones of the browns. Looking forward to seeing this develop further...

Pam Kellogg said...

This is absolutely stunning! The colors are bright but aged. Lovely!

Pam

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Leonie, thank you! Fun to layer with those bits of lace and surprised to see how the colors of the rayon tape melded in with the brown leaf trim.

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Pam, thank you! I'm with you; really like the vintage feel of the block.