Get ready for ribbons! Back-to-school projects are upon us, and holiday décor and gifts aren't too far behind. One of the fastest, easiest, and prettiest ways to add a bit of extra color and texture to just about any item is a lovely ribbon accent. It's time to check in with our friends at Renaissance Ribbons to see what's new. Join us, then sign up for our eNewsletter to enter to win a ribbon grab bag.
To start, we checked out the newly updated Renaissance Ribbons main website. It's brighter, smoother to navigate, and includes even more great images of their ribbons. Shop by the reel, link to their sister site to buy by the yard, or visit your favorite quality sewing and craft retail shop to find them in person.
Renaissance Ribbons is known throughout the industry for supplying some of the loveliest and most unique woven ribbons and trims available. A number of them are imported designs from France; many others are created by some of your favorite fabric designers, such as Amy Butler, Tula Pink, and French General. Their signature Jacquard ribbons are exquisitely woven, richly colored, and simply beautiful. So much so that the backs of the ribbons are almost of pretty as the fronts.
We spent a bit of time browsing and found a few things we had to share. You'll want to go back for yourself and wander about in all the wonderfulness.
The new Anna Maria Horner mini collection is something to love. The colors are lush and the patterns intricate and striking, featuring designs that coordinate with her Honor Roll, Pretty Potent, Dowry, Field Study, and Loulouthi fabric collections.
Make sure you watch the sweet video Renaissance Ribbons created with some of their project ideas featuring Anna Maria's ribbons and fabric.
The debut ribbon pair from new Renaissance Ribbons designer, Karen Hennessey is great. You may recognize Karen from her original polymer clay designs or her new hand-painted needlepoint canvas line, Zecca.
The creative team at Renaissance Ribbons loves to "test stitch" the projects we design for them. We really liked their version of our Bitty Boho Bags, which they did in their new collection from sewing icon, Nancy Zieman.
An anchor designer for Renaissance Ribbons is Kaffe Fassett. His colorful fabric designs seem custom made for woven ribbons. There are dozens of Kaffe ribbon options from which to choose. We were drawn to the swirling Target ribbon withTumbling Blocks Multi-Color. Any of the 1½" Kaffe designs would be awesome for our Reversible Ribbon Belt.
Enter to Win a Ribbon Grab Bag
Be watching for new ribbon projects coming up soon on Sew4Home. In the meantime, sign up for our S4H eNewsletter for a chance to win a fabulous ribbon grab bag.
We'll draw the winner from our eNewsletter list members. So to enter to win, simply sign up for our Sew4Home eNewsletter. If you already receive our Monday and Friday emails, you are good to go.
To sign up, enter your email address into the Subscribe to Our Newsletter box near the top right corner of every website page. It looks like this example:
We will draw one person at random from everyone who is a mail list member as of midnight PT on Friday, August 21, 2015. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.
We will contact our random winner by email to coordinate shipping.
NOTE: We are pleased to say this Great Giveaway is open to all our Sew4Home visitors – both domestic and international.
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