Unique Limited Edition Silk Ribbon - Winter I

Weld (Reseda Luteola) has been used for natural dyeing for thousands of years, and is thought to be the oldest known European dye plant.
When combined with Iron (Fe), a beautiful olive green is made. Arashi style shibori marking evoke the landscape and weather of Cornwall, with unique ripples and lines hinting at tides and gentle rain.
Artist notebook with green colour inspiration, plant dyed silk ribbons, weld seeds and weld powder


Our first Limited edition ribbon, we used gorgeous organic British made silk, with soft edges and a lightweight fnish allowing the markings to be clearly seen.

Silk ribbon with plant markings made using Shibori on a black background


Wonderful to watch the ribbon waft in the breeze - we can really imagine this tied around a loose ponytail, or as a wonderful finishing touch to a special gift.

Lady holding flowing green and cream silk ribbon with sea and shore in background

Inspiration board on studio wall with postcards silk ribbons with artist pinning to the board


My work always starts with a story, and this one was firmly rooted in the Cornish landscape. Soft rain, the gentle ebb and flow of the sea, and colours of Cornwall - a gentle green found at Menabilly, home to Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca, hints of pink from seaweed and shells, and the shadows from the tall trees on the path down to the beach.


Tree tops

Sea in the distance with trees and headland visible on a path down to the beach

 Photography: John Hersey Studio
Recommended Books:
Daphne Du Maurier - Rebecca
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock