Creating & Sewing with Renaissance Ribbons — Archive

Suzani Flowers in a Provencal color palette

Feb 16 2014 0 Comments Tags: Archive

From Laura Foster Nicholson "We have had a runaway best seller with the Suzani Flower design.  Not only have I done it in ribbon, but I have also had 2 doormats produced by Crate & Barrel spring & fall last year with those big, happy flowers.  Now I am glad to announce that we have brought Suzani Flower out with a modified, lighter palette for spring.My partner Edith Minne at Renaissance Ribbons, who is charmingly French, suggested this palette as more South of France in inspiration an a softer, yellow gold ground. This ribbon LFNT-114 col 3 is available in...

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Kaffe Fassett's ribbons at TNNA Jan 8-10

Feb 16 2014 0 Comments Tags: Archive

TNNA Winter Show (The National Needlearts Association) Booth 1815 January 8th -10 -  Saturday to Monday - Long Beach Convention Center, California The National NeedleArts Show is a dreamland for all of us, fibers and needlework lovers! To learn  more about the show, click on TNNA The statistics show a growing interest in this wonderful world! Having  the privilege of now working with great textile designers such as Kaffe Fasset and Laura Foster Nicholson, Renaissance Ribbons want to find new ways to integrate all the beautiful woven Ribbons into every aspect of the Needle Arts. If you have anything to...

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Roses on Satin by Laura Foster Nicholson

Feb 16 2014 0 Comments Tags: Archive

From Laura Foster Nicholson's blog on December 6th: "On Friday I received a heavy box of new ribbons from my partner in all of this, Renaissance Ribbons, who manufacture and wholesale my designs.  It contained designs which I worked on last fall with Sheila Rolfer, their elegant and stylish head of sales.  She came to visit me last fall and we spent a hard & fast 4 hours in my studio, rummaging through all of my design files, flipping through dozens of colorings in Photoshop, and coming up with a number of new ribbons which have slowly arrived across 2010. ...

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Happy Dancing Santa Ribbon!

Feb 16 2014 0 Comments Tags: Archive

From our expert ribbon designer, Laura Foster Nicholson (LFNT) a new best seller: the Dancing Santa Ribbon I love to draw figures. When I was young, all of my drawings were figurative, and often cartoons.  I made a little business as a child of drawing amusing greeting cards and then selling them to my mother's friends when they visited!  I think of Santa as lively and quick, as in the Clement Moore poem, and light on his feet.  I  have been listening recently to a series on public radio, Sunday afternoons, of the story of Santa Klaus, and I think of my little...

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Dala Horse Ribbon by Cherish Fliedler!

Feb 16 2014 0 Comments Tags: Archive

Here are a few words giving a little background to our new arrival of the Dala Horse Ribbon and first patter by our new designer Cherish Fliedler. "The Dala Horse Ribbon designed by Cherish Flieder was inspired by the Dala Horse as an iconic symbol of Swedish identity and customs. The horse has been considered a holy animal in Sweden since the Viking times. Early horses were carved as children’s toys from the clock case industry scrap wood. Originally, the horses were painted solid colors like red, blue or grey. The Kurbit gourd vine theme flower pattern was added after...

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Dog Collar & Leash

Feb 16 2014 0 Comments Tags: Archive, Sew4Home, Sewing Project

From Sew4Home: "Webbing, ribbon, hardware, a couple of hours, and you can make your very own boutique style dog collar and leash. This is such a fun and easy project, you'll be offering to make them for all your canine friends. Of course, it's not just for dogs! That's Dexter, one of our French Alpine goats, stylin' our collar, and I think he's saying, "I HEART Sew4Home." Ahhhhh, thanks, Dex..." See the full tutorial on Sew4Home  

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