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I'm into the next section, sleeves!

After talking to [ profile] albreda and her suggestions for closing the sweater with two small ties instead of a button, I found I am excited about that solution.

Now I have a question for the LJ brain trust - Does anyone know of an online retailer of fancy ribbons? My local Joann's selection just does not cut the mustard for a project I'm giving as a gift.

Date: 2010-07-20 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You could try a higher-end fabrid store, such as G-Street (although the closest one to you is probaly Rockville, MD). Also, try an online search for "notions - ribbon," or even "high-end notions."

Date: 2010-07-20 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy to oblige - it looks adorable!

Are you going to go with a button for the inside flap, and ties for the outside, or ties for both? I'd go with ties for both, personally, but that is just me.

BTW, instead of ribbon, could you die some twill tape a pretty color? It would last longer, and the knots would both hold and come out easier than with ribbon.

Date: 2010-07-20 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ribbon = TRIMTEX could do your own by doing cording of fingerloop braiding or kumihimo.

Date: 2010-07-20 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm really looking for something like 100% silk.


Date: 2010-07-21 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This place looks pretty spiffy - and it's all 100% silk.

Have fun hunting - there's lot's of entries for silk ribbons on line.

Re: Ribbons

Date: 2010-07-21 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're Welcome! They seem to have some pretty spiffy stuff but I've never actually dealt with this company.


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