Remember all that ribbon I lugged back from France last summer? Well I'm finally getting some of it up on the web-shop.
The solid silk taffeta is scrumptious in pink, ocean and yellow and green stripes. Real silk taffeta ribbon is hard to find, not to be confused with satin ribbon.
Satin ribbon can be made from silk, polyester, nylon and rayon. Some think silk is synonymous with satin but it is not. Silk is a natural fiber, like cotton and linen while polyester and nylon are petroleum (oil) based. Silk is rather "duller" than polyester satin, but ooh so much lighter and softer, not to mention much more luxurious. But if it is shiny you are after then there are some really nice polyester satins available. (Such as on our web-shop.)
Now that we know about satins, what I am showing here is Taffeta. Crisp and light with lots of "body", it can hold itself up when tied. Most French taffeta's out there are rayon and have very skinny copper wires in the edges, it's very nice. But this is the real thing, silk and no wires. Think Scarlet O'Hara rustling about in her voluminous silk taffeta gowns in "Gone with the Wind".
Satin and Taffeta are weaves, while silk, polyester and nylon are fibers, either natural or petroleum. Class Adjourned!
All these ribbons shown are available in very limited quantities on the Web-Shop
Love Bird Magnet Board
We are bringing in a new batch of Magnet Boards and here is a sample. I'm using original vintage wallpaper and antique and vintage moldings. They will soon be up on the web-shop!
For two days in May, 21st & 22nd, Rose Mille will be hosting "Bloom". Featuring amazing ribbon artist, Candace Kling author of " The Artful Ribbon",
Kaari Meng of "French General", and myself, Michelle Rose Jorgensen of "Rose Mille". In celebration of all that Spring has to offer, we will be conducting classes with a Spring theme during the two day event.
There will be Soiree on Saturday afternoon where you can mingle with the authors. Kaari will also be signing her latest book "Treasured Notions", and we will have some items that are normally only available from her shop in LA or from her website.
You can participate in the entire schedule or pick and choose. If you have never been to Stillwater before, you may just want to stay for a while - there is lot's to do. And it is very easy to get to, by plane, from the Minneapolis/St Paul airport, by riverboat, or by car. I will be adding information about the charming lodging available here, as well as fantastic restaurants, shopping and attractions for the entire family.
I have put lots of details on the "Bloom" Website so if you would like to know more, click here!