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Posts Tagged ‘ribboncraft’

How to tie the perfect bow in gift wrapping

One of the most asked questions I get asked on our gift wrapping workshops is “How do you tie the perfect bow?”.  We all have our own way of tying a shoelace or a bow and through my experience of teaching gift wrapping, I’ve found it’s very hard to change your technique after tying the…

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Gift wrapping awkward shapes with a tailored ribbon bow

We are often faced with gift wrapping awkward shapes, and something that has always been a challenge is tying a bow around something fragile or flexible   If you tried to tie a bow around a silk scarf wrapped in tissue, or a pile of delicate biscuits, it would crumple up and be hard work…

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Creative Ribbon DIY Project: Covering a Stool

I’ve always had a love for upcycling and there’s nothing more I enjoy than doing up an old piece of furniture. Many years ago I did a furniture restoration course but sadly due to work commitments I have very little time nowadays to do these hobbies. We have an old stool that we use for…

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Dyeing your own ribbon

For many years when my clothes have started to look a bit shabby, I have popped them in the washing machine with a sachet of machine dye and have been delighted with the results. I have often looked at black coffee, black tea and beetroot juice and thought I would take the plunge this week…

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