This variegated hand dyed rayon ribbon is perfect for kumihimo. It has a knitted tube structure. It makes a 3mm in diameter 8 strand round braid. It can be braided as is or with beads. Beads can be added directly onto the ribbon as it collapses onto itself making it possible to insert beads right onto it with a tapestry needle Size 24. The beads need to have soft edges such as high quality Japanese glass beads. The actual rayon fiber needs to be handled with care as it can be damaged or snagged when manipulated. Once braided, it is quite strong.
The color change repeats every 52 inches. Laying the ribbon side by side (so the color in the braid shifts along the way at the same time) creates a more interesting effect than random color changes. Mini skeins include 18 repetitions. With 1 mini skein, you can make 4-5 bracelets, or 2 necklaces and 1 bracelet, or 1 extra long necklace and 1 bracelet.
Mini Skeins ~ 25 yd - 23 m Note: Great news: I just found a new supplier and custom dyer for this ribbon. Watch for new colors, mini-skeins and larger 175 yd skeins coming up in August!
Hand dyed in the USA - Hand wash separately in cold water or dry clean - Some dye may release in the first wash.
Most Panache Ribbon has a tight knit, but some skeins are more loosely knitted, regardless of the knit type, it braids similarly. Please note that the full skeins are hard to handle as the knit ribbon is very slippery. Use a wand to unwind the skeins.
Personal Note -I fell in love with this ribbon at first sight. It is soft against the skin, yet strong with a beautiful sheen. The colors shift beautifully. It has an amazing array of colors and makes beautiful braids. More > Bead Cluster Kumihimo Kits
Mini Skeins - $9.75
Sand & Mist
Sand, light blushes, and the softest light bluish Grey. The variations are soft.
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Just like a Calico cat without the white... Soft russet, followed by a soft grey darkening towards black then becoming a deeper rust. The color variation then reverses back to the soft russet mirroring the previous progression.
Reminiscent of the Spice Road, exotic, alluring... Cinnamon, Purples, Saffron and Nutmeg with a bit of Allspice, then reverse back to Cinnamon.
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Soft as dusk in the high desert...
Blue Grey, Sienna, Raw Umber softening to Sunset Peach, then all the way around back to the Soft Blue Grey.
Like a Parrot Wing...
Light Khaki, Heather, followed by Soft Olive, Raspberry and Blue, then back again.
Reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands... Soft Blue-Grey turning to Chartreuse, lightening into Blush, turning into Lavender and back again.
Wildflower field in spring...
Cream, Turquoise, New Leaf Green, Azalea, then Light Blue, and back again to Cream following the return sequence.
Cross My Heart
Pink deepening to Cerise, back to pink lightening to Grey, then back to Pink.
About colors - While every attempt was made to reproduce colors accurately, colors on your monitor may not precisely match actual thread colors. Dye lots from manufacturer may vary!
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