Using the Edges of Your Ribbon

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I am asked a lot if I cut the edges from my wired ribbons before using them to make my ornaments.

 

Every so often I do (if the wire inside is very hard to work with), but most of the time, I try to incorporate the edge into the design of the ornament.

 

That’s what I did in the ornament above (I made this using our February 2018 pattern). Instead of cutting off or trying to hide the gold edges, I folded them strategically to outline my triangles, and highlight the Kaleidoscope pattern.

 

(This ornament uses mostly the Prism Fold, which means only one edge will show after folding. In this case, just be that whichever edge you want to show, you fold that side down last.)

 

I hope this gives you some ideas on how you can use the edges of ribbon to highlight your own designs. :)

 

Happy Ornament-ing!

Our next pattern/kit is coming soon. It’s something brand new… I can’t wait to show you!

1 Response
  • Betty McAdams
    April 20, 2018

    Re: ribbon with wired edges, I cut the ribbon in approximate 40″ lengths and then using needle-nose pliers I carefully pull the wire out.

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