CELADON is light, fresh, and earthy. This a soft subtle light jade-green hue.
First dyed in a dye bath of coreopsis and marigolds, creating a pale yellow hue, then cooked in a bath of indigo leaves adding a pinch of blue. Combined, a hint of green emerges.
Due to the multiple stages of dying, some random markings of color have occurred on some ribbons. Though mostly a solid hue, expect some inconsistencies in coloring.
See also, CELADON handmade paper.
Plant Dyes are more subtle and complex than those created by synthetic dyes. You are purchasing a "living color" that is unique and one-of-a-kind. While each lot of color is dyed in the same manner, with the same plant materials, slight variations & unique characteristics will make each ribbon special. Each ribbon is wound on a antique style wooden spool. 100% Habutai Silk Bias Ribbon. Silk weight 10mm.
Our habutai silk ribbons are washable and reusable! Machine wash separately gentle cycle/cold, or hand wash. Use mild pH neutral soap, plant dyes are "living" color that can be shifted by chemicals and drastic changes in pH. Tumble dry on low or hang to dry. Iron when just barely damp on medium heat on the back side of the fabric.