Ribbon Work and Trimmings Series with Mela Hoyt-Heydon

A Bow is Never Just a Bow!A Bow is Never Just a Bow

Perky Bows a top a jaunty hat, precise bows adorning elegant packages, multi-loop soft fabric bows gracing an historical ensemble, and bows that are never lopsided. What do they all have in common? Common join us in a hands-on Zoom bow class where the secrets of creating a variety of bows will be revealed. This is for those who can tie a beautiful bow and for those whose two sides are uneven, or loops are smashed. You will learn how a needle and thread can change everything and the magic of tie wire.

Materials List - Tools: 

  • Scissors (All purpose, or one pair for ribbon/fabric and another pair for wire-edged ribbon)
  • Milliners’ needles
  • Heavy thread (buttonhole or quilting in a neutral color such as khaki or grey)
  • Regular thread, one light neutral and one dark
  • 3” aluminum hair clips (not barrettes. Often called duck clips)
  • Tape measure or small ruler or both
  • Chalk marker or chalk pencil or fabric marking pen
  • Notebook and pen or pencil
  • Several small pieces of cardboard like you get in a package of bias tape

Materials List - Supplies:

  • 1 yard of 1” wide wire edge ribbon
  • 7 ¼ yards 1 ¼” to 1 ½” wide ribbon (can be three colors 4, 1 ½, and 1 ¾ yards each)
  • 2 ¼ yards of 2” wide ribbon
  • 7 yards of 3” wide ribbon
 Register for A Bow is Never Just a Bow - June 1
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