Last week, I shared a pendant I made with shibori ribbon.
I had never worked with that type of ribbon before and really enjoyed it.
A few people commented that they had not seen shibori ribbon before and were interested in trying it out.
After an email conversation with Christine Altmiller, I decided to host a shibori ribbon challenge.
If you haven't played with shibori ribbon, you are in for a treat. Shibori is a silk ribbon with accordion like folds running down the length of the ribbon. You can stretch it (width wise) or scrunch it or both. I've seen it used mostly for bead embroidery, but I think it could be used in many other ways.
I have 5 pieces of shibori ribbon up for grabs. Each piece is 9" in length -- perfect for a bracelet or for a couple of pendants.
* Leave a comment below if you would like to play -- be sure I have a way to contact you
* You do not need to have a blog. I would be happy to show your work on my blog
* You do not have to be a bead weaver or learn to embroider. I would love to see different ideas on how to use the ribbon.
* You have to use the ribbon in some way, but you don't have to make a piece of jewelry if you don't want to.
* I will pick winners randomly from the comments the morning of Monday, March 10 and (hopefully) send the ribbons out the next day.
* If you are not chosen, but have shibori ribbon, you are welcome to play along.
* The reveal will be Monday, April 14.
* Above all, have fun and try something new!
If you've never worked with shibori ribbon and are wondering exactly how to use it, I found this link helpful when I started working on my pendant.
I have also started a pinterest board to spark our imaginations.
I hope you can join me!