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Eco Dyed Silk Ribbon

Eco Dyed Silk Ribbon


Naturally dyed silk ribbon in soft and subtle colours. Explore the possibilities for weaving, crochet, jewellery making, textile art, gift wrap, home decor and fibre based craft projects.

Recycling silk wedding saris is a cottage industry run by women in villages around Bangalore, India. Each ball has it's own unique rustic character, with a mix of fabric textures in varying widths, raw edges and irregular sewn and knotted joins. 

Locally, the ribbon is slowly dyed by hand with plants and natural colour sources such as prunus and avocado. Subtle, earthy tones are revealed with variations throughout each ball, adding to their handmade charm.

Naturally dyed fabrics evolve over time, as all things in nature do. Sun exposure will hasten fading.

Choose from individual balls, each weighing approximately 40-50 grams. Please note variants are named by their dye source, not their colour.

A unique gift or addition to your crafting stash.

Silk ribbon fair trade sourced from India, hand-dyed in Castlemaine by Elfin Trail.