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Of The Earth is an environmentally focused handmade paper and hand dyed silk manufacturer. Our logo is an allegory of our idealized world; the people and plants in harmony with the earth in a circular flow of renewal and regeneration through responsibility.

Wholesale Handmade Seed Papers and Hand Dyed Silk Ribbons Since 1995

handmade paper invitations and silk ribbon manufacturer

Hand Dyed Silk 1.5" ribbon

Earth Silk Ribbon - Blends

Most Earth Silk orders will be ready to ship within one week from the order date. We love the way our silk absorbs our dyes. Our process creates almost zero waste and generates a lasting work of art.

Click on any of the colors below for a close up view and to purchase them online. Of The Earth is an environmentally focused handmade paper and hand dyed silk manufacturer.

Available in: 1/2" ($12), 5/8" ($15.50), 1" ($23), 1.5" ($32), 2.5" ($54.50) widths, all in 38 yard bolts.

For Custom Dyed Silk Ribbon see our Custom Color Page
For 87 more colors look at our solids page Main Color Page
View Silk Ribbon Blends by number

Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon blue and purple 004 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 042 blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 084 Blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 045 blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 517 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 085 Blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 041 blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon green and blue 005 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 086 Blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon grey 008 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon aqua blue 056 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 510 Blue Edged Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 090 blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 047 blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 043 blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 028 blue purple green Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 098 navy edged Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - navy 063 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon purple 050 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 069 Purple Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 020 purple Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 083 Purple Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon purple 016 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 030 purple Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 038 purple Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 523 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 037 purple Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 519 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 520 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 521 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 082 lavender Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 093 purple grey Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 081 lavender green Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 073 Pink Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 078 green blue pink Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon green white yellow orange 025 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 002 Pink Blue Yellow Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon purple, yellow 049 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon violet, white 059 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 024 yellow red Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 026 red Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon pink and gold 011 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 035 fuchia yellow Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon Red 012 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 528 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 031 red white Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 075 orange purple Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon -072 Red Purple Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 003 red green Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon -071 Red (salmon) Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - orange pink 065Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 019 orange red Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 092 orange Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon orange yellow 022 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 027 coral Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 074 orange yellow Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 023 green orange yellow Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 097 blue orange Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 088 Rainbow Earth Silk Hand Dyed Ribbon 080 orange yellow green Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon Green Lavender 006 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon pink yellow 015 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - yellow white 061 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon blue green 017 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 048 blue green Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon green 055 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 070 blue green Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 514 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 029 green Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon green 054 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 034 green Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon green and brown 010 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - navy green 067 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 018 gold green Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 001 Green Gold Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon gold 052 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 036 bronze Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 511 Gold Black Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon gold 009 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 044 gold Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 529 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 091 gold Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - Purple Yellow 064 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 522 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 523 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 525Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 523 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 021 brown Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon brown 013Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 526 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon cream brown black 014 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon brown, ivory, black 058 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - rust 066 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 527 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 094 brown Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 506 purple orange Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 509 Black Brown Aqua Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 508 Brown Black Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 040 pink Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 503 black pink Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 095 black brown Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 039 pink Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 507 neapolitan Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 501 pink blue Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon pink 053 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon pink 051 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 518 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - peach, ivory 062 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 046 pink Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 504 pink edged Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 505 peach edged Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 502 blush Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 089 Pink Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 033 pink Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 007 cream Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 512 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 500 cream Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 068 black and white 068 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon ivory 057 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 096 grey Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 532 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 516 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 515Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 531 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 032 grey Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon 530 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 087 GreyEarth Silk Dyed Ribbon - brown, black 060 Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 077 purple Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 076 purple black red Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 079 black Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon - 099 black

 

Wash before use! Our hand dyed silks need to be washed before use to prevent transference of dye (if they will be exposed to water in any form). In our wash process we cannot get the last bits of unexhausted dye molecules out of the fabric. For a dry use application this is not relevant as there is only slight crocking on only a few of the more vibrant colors. The bleeding that happens with our silks can be prevented by gentle handwashing (really no more than a light soak in a bowl of water) of the length you intend to work with. Since our silks are dyed and washed on the spool, the pressure present while the spools are tightly wrapped prevents the last few dye particles from leaving the material. Once you unwrap the silk for use on your project the last bit of dye will easily leave the fabric and you don’t want that to end up on a bride’s gown! A gentle hand wash will not alter the color of the fabric at all. No cleaning agent or setting agent is necessary, the dye has already bonded with the silk fibers. The excess just needs to be rinsed away. After rinsing you can squeeze the water out, lay the silk flat on a towel to dry and then iron flat if you prefer to avoid wrinkles. We don’t recommend hanging the silk to dry as it will stretch and may become narrower than you want.

These silk ribbons are colorfast (after washing) washable, dry-cleanable, 100% silk and are bias cut which gives them a dramatic drape. Because of the bias cut, there is a seam every two yards in the continuous spool and the raw unfinished edges will naturally soften with wear. We finish our seams with silk thread to help create a seamless appearance throughout the spools.

We highly recommend ordering samples if your project is color sensitive. We also recommend washing a sample to see how it behaves before working the silk into anything that may be exposed to water.

These Earth Silk spools are made by hand in our Seattle studio. Our hand dipped dyeing process produces a unique look with subtle qualities that cannot be found in traditional ribbon dyeing. Our process creates almost zero waste and generates a stunning work of art.

In conventional dyeing the thread is first dyed in a vat and then loaded onto a loom where the strands are woven together to form the ribbon. In our hand dyeing method all of the action happens while the bias cut spool is tightly wrapped, and that pressure influences where and how the dye is absorbed. We hope you enjoy our ribbons as much as we like making them! There are over 150 colors in our line and we continue to add more as our customers continue to bring custom requests. Contact us with yours!

In the many years that we have been working with the conventional silk dyes we have encountered time and time again inconsistencies from the dye manufacturer's goods that impact our colors. What we have found, for instance, is that one batch of "Black" has a visible green undertone to it and the next batch of "Black" has a visible blue undertone to it. Calls to the dye manufacture unfortunately are not met with helpful comments. Rather than speaking about the noticeable visible difference in both the wet and dry format of their product, they enquired about our dyeing process, suggesting that our methods were the root cause of the color difference in the finished fabric. As a result; when we open a new container of dye we have to rebuild some of our colors so that our finished silks match the ribbon colors you see on your sample cards. This is leading to a build up of "seconds" that we have on hand of colors that are close, but not on the money. You can find these in our store here in Seattle and on Etsy. Thanks for your understanding if you encounter color differences and know that we do everything we can to ensure a consistent and quality product of the highest standards.




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