Where O Where Has All the Good Ribbon Gone?

So… In December, I needed some ribbon for this project:


I specifically wanted something that felt soft and drapey. I headed out to shop at my local craft and fabric stores.

Came home sad and empty-handed! Where, oh where has all the good ribbon gone?

Finally got some from my local creative reuse store, but have been grumbling about it ever since. And then a couple of days ago, one of my favorite YouTube personalities, Rajiv Surendra, addressed this very issue!

This also explains why I had to order from France, for some fabric cording I needed for another project.

Has anyone else noticed the dearth of good ribbon these days?

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Oh my goodness- that shop! the shelves and shelves of color… @Magpie, @Edel, look!

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I know!!! If I ever visit NYC again, that shop is on my must-see list.

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Absolutely!

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You can’t make me look! Ack!

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I mean, ummm, as inspiration for your basement organizing, yeah… yeah, that’s it…

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I love ribbon…I would spend days in that shop.

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That store - how wonderful to be amongst that beauty all day. I’d have trouble not buying more than I could use if I worked there, or even visited there!!
I have noticed a gradual disappearing of many quality craft and sewing items in recent years too.

This has reminded me I bought more a selection of lace and silk ribbon at a Trade Fair years ago when I was in business and could go to those events. It’s been in the ‘Good Stuff’ drawer - obviously, it’s time to get it out.
I found the company - they’re Australian and send overseas too - Starr Laces and Ribbons - they have the most glorious guipure laces and sumptuous ribbons, they might be worth looking at even if it’s just for the pretties.

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I thoroughly enjoyed that video. Thanks for sharing. I can’t say ribbon is something that makes my heart go pitter-patter, but I will make a point to add that shop to my next city trip!

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Ok, I watched it. It was amazing. I sent the link to Wulf, he loves ribbon too, of course! Thanks for sharing.

@Tea I can’t get their link to work, I’m in Canada. It’s a restricted website from here for some reason. Maybe you’d contact them & let them know?

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Oh, good grief! I’ll call them tomorrow (it’s almost midnight here at the moment) and get back to you.
Gosh so sorry.

I am interested in making some ribbon pouches…they are just so colorful and I am a huge fan of Tula Pink designs. I had my cart full but then stopped short of hitting order…seriously, I need to plan things out or else the ribbon will be hoarded in my stash!

RenaissanceRibbons

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@Magpie I emailed them, so should have a response some time tomorrow, hopefully. If not, I’ll phone them then and let you know what the situation is.

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Oh, Linda, just why? Dang it!

That is seriously cute!

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I get it, done the same myself - I’ve stopped myself from buying 'cos I have to use the beautiful stuff that I have.
Being a creative has so many parts to it - the gathering (this is one time when there must be more than one :laughing: ), the admiring, the thinking and deciding what to do with it, the making, and the waring, using or gifting of it.

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Oh, my! Thanks for posting that link! LOVE some of those ribbons. Someone of those would make amazing bag straps.

WARNING: Double check your totals…I had to contact them because their shopping cart was not adding properly by a little under $10! Not sure if they fixed it, but it was quite obvious that 7+6 did not equal 14…etc. It was like a few dollars on every item…

Hmmm… sounds a little suspicious! But the ribbon is gorgeous.

They have been around a long time. It was when they changed to a different payment platform. I love their ribbons and customer support is very good. I am a VIP member so it might have just affected pricing for members. I use every bit of ribbon, with leftover bits being used to make key fobs…the strapping is perfect for that with a bit of ribbon…I buy the striped strapping the most as I love the black and white with the colorful ribbons.

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