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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

Hand Dyed Silk 1.5" ribbon

Earth Silk Ribbon - Master Colors

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. Of The Earth is an environmentally focused handmade paper and hand dyed silk manufacturer.

Earth Silk Blends    Custom Color 

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

Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Wink 127
Fortune 127-5
Zoom 134
Flow 134-5
Peak 139
Round 139-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Pinball 133
Joy 133-5
Lovely 143
Higher 143-5
Hop 203
Grin 203-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Fit 141
Like 141-5
Wisdom 153
Wiggle 153-5
Hike 155
Pass 155-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Chuckle 157
Shimmy 157-5
Hug 163
Light 163-5
Tickle 158
Mirth 158-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Vale 207
Rhythm 207-5
Somersault 165
Tricycle 165-5
Bridge 173
Praise173-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Twist 171
Calm 171-5
Peace 354
Play 354-5
Savor 215
Wit 215-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Random 212
Cha-Ching 212-5
Climb 191
Create 191-5
Tower 192
Laughter 192-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Rhyme 199
Bounce 199-5
Scene 193
Touch 193-5
Hoot 195
Friend 195-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Riff 355
Bend 355-5
Scout 181
Double 181-5
Feather 324
Gumption 324-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Scent 228
Toy 228-5
Clean 109
Puppy 109-5
Dance 194
Build 194-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Pal 182
Teach 182-5
Jump 117
Balloon 117-5
Charm 220
Warmth 220-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Ego 110
Cheers 110-5
Cartwheel 333
Pillow 333-5
Jig 229
Awe 229-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Alto 247
Volunteer 247-5
Glee 249
Buddy 249-5
Sweet 232
Giggle 232-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Beam 241
Song 241-5
Arrow 273
Smile 273-5
Weekend 353
Pleasure 353-5
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
Earth Silk Dyed Ribbon
     
Art 293
Skate 293-5
White 100
     

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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