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Ribbon Curtains and Canopies for Weddings, Parties and Occasions

With my love of haberdashery I couldn’t wait to write this blog article featuring Ribbon Curtains and Canopies for Weddings, Parties and Occasions   Ribbon is a pretty and versatile accessory and our creative and innovative curiosity perpetually searches for new ways to use and reinvent ways to weave these beautiful lengths of colourful fabric…

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Great Gift Wrapping Ideas for Father’s Day

I’m often asked about Gift Wrapping for the men in our life. Should you include ribbon, tie a bow and are there any colours or themes that should be followed? So read on about ‘Great gift wrapping ideas for Father’s Day’ Vintage Grey Ribbon by Jane Means Whether you are wrapping for a Father, a…

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International Gift Wrapping ideas to suit all cultures

After 20 years in the business, I’m now finding myself travelling the globe sharing my knowledge and decided it was time to write my latest post ‘International Gift Wrapping ideas to suit all cultures’. My in laws live in Japan, my second home is in Singapore, plus I have Scottish ancestry and run courses in…

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Perfectly gift wrapped wedding cakes and favours to take home

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing this blog post ‘Perfectly gift wrapped wedding cakes and favours to take home’ as our shoots have been swarming with homemade biscuits, yummy cakes and calorie ridden treats. We’ve all been there, enjoying a wedding with a lavish meal, only to find that we are too full to eat any of the…

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10 Creative ideas using reversible Gift Wrap

So many ideas with just one sheet of gift wrap… Gift Wrap by Jane Means When you think of gift wrap you automatically think of wrapping paper for presents, however there’s a myriad of projects and ideas that you an do with you sheet of gift wrapping paper, especially if it’s reversible (mine are). Having…

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas with Magazines and Newspapers

I often hear funny stories about about cheap and cheerful gift wrapping often using newspaper on our gift wrapping courses, , so I thought I’d show you some creative gift wrapping ideas with magazines and newspapers. In an age where we are trying to reuse and recycle, using some glamorous pages of your favourite glossy magazine will…

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Jane Means to launch gift wrapping courses at Burghley House in Summer 2017

Despite running our gift wrapping courses for 18 years we’ve some exciting news… Jane Means is to launch gift wrapping courses at the iconic Burghley House   History Burghley House is a grand sixteenth century house, with its park laid out by Capability Brown. The Elizabethan estate is home to the Cecil Family and is regarded…

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My top 10 must see hidden gems in Paris

I thought I’d collaborate my top 10 must see hidden gems in Paris as I’m now doing a lot of Photoshoots, Filming and Gift Wrapping Services for Clients there.  I fell in love with the French Capital when I first visited back in 1995, and have been returning there regularly since 2010 for work. Julius…

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Great Ribbon Decorating Ideas for Christmas

I’ve always had a love of textiles and trimmings and with the festive season upon us, I thought I’d share with you some great ribbon decorating ideas for Christmas. Ribbon by Jane Means Aside from the very obvious way that ribbon is used lavishly, luxuriously and in flamboyant, festive ways to wrap gift boxes at…

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