I have added the dictionary meaning of the word to give some insight into the product
Organza is a thin, plain weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk, the continuous filament of silkworms. Nowadays, though many organzas are woven with synthetic filament fibers such as polyester or nylon, the most luxurious organzas are still woven in silk. Silk organza is woven by a number of mills along the Yangtze River and in the province of Zhejiang in China. A coarser silk organza is woven in the Bangalore area of India. Deluxe silk organzas are woven in France and Italy.
Silk organza is used for bridalwear and eveningwear. In the interiors market it is used for effects in bedrooms and between rooms. Double-width organzas in viscose and acetate are used as sheer curtains.
I have added the photo of ribbons with the box too as that is made from organza as is the flora doodle top flowers
Today`s product write up is a different one as it`s a hard product to talk about but I thought after having an idea for a card it was worth sharing as it`s just right for this time of year and will get you thinking when you go to the sales – more revealed later
This organza ribbon can be seen in different widths and the colours available too are just wonderful – more information here
Pretty, sheer organza ribbon is an excellent staple for your craft supplies box – it ties beautifully and doesn’t look too blobby or heavy on a card – it looks lovely as a floaty ribbon to attach to tags and other things as well. These colours are just TO DIE FOR and I am not kidding! – you will love them all.
I have a trusty box just full of organza ribbon as I rarely use anything , apart from the velvet and paper ribbon
1. Well here are the decorations that inspired today`s write up – I got these decorations for some friends of mine as a small add on to a gift and we all opened the parcels that night and they all fell in love with them – they were only £1.00 for 10 decorations – well I love to give decorations to people so they can keep and add them to their tree , so knowing that they need to be removed from a card I didn`t want to add any glue to them
So the idea was born of adding the organza ribbon as it would enhace the effect of the card – also it`s so quick to do , great for those last minute cards – i`m adding them to this write up as often you can get decorations reduced in the sales , so it`s worth looking out for some , but even at £1.00 for 10 I didn`t mind paying full price
2. So here is a mini workshop – you`ll need the items below for this card , a large square card – see here if you need a workshop on how to make it – and the decorations used here are felt decorations , £1.25 for 3 – but they are stunning
3. So matt and layer a piece of mars stardream card with gold mirri card – lay the decorations at a length you want them – then punch 2 small holes – I have used a Japenese screwpunch here – place the holes side by side a little bit apart from each other
4. Then I find taking some tweezers and pulling the organza from behind forwards works best – then do this through the other hole
5. Lay your decoration in the middle of the ribbon
6. And tie a bow – then place the matt card with decorations on some foam tape and then matt onto the large base card – I have then added a matted sentiment , there you have another quick effective card
I have made this card & sent it for a special person that kindly sent me the most wonderful card with a lovely thank you for all the workshops & the cracker I have done – I hope she receives it before she see`s this !!! – the comments were much appreciated as have all the cards that I have received – so thank you to all that have sent a card or a lovely message , it`s most kind of you
7. So more ideas – this can from me buying some ribbon that had been gathered but it had also been caught in places so a lot was wasted – this way you can make your own
Take some organza ribbon and velvet ribbon too & small cotton and thread ( non sewers please look away !!! )
8. Tie a knot and run a line of running stitch along the centre of the ribbon
9. Then pull it to gather it up and then tie it off
10. I have then added a thin velvet ribbon to the centre so you don`t see the running stitch
11. Then it can be placed on your card – again by double sided tape , just a different idea and great for making a ruffle if you have a shirt or blouse template !!!
12. Lots of you will know how I like to add some embellishments to my ribbon – I love bringing in the matching colours from the card to finish the knot of the bow – seen here with paper roses & berries – it`s just an idea of what you can add to the ribbon
13. This card shows the use of 2 organza pieces – the bow and the organza bag
14. The bag has the nappy pins inside for a different soft feel
Beasnanny AKA Mags has kindly sent me and allowed me to share this with you instructions to make a pull bow – another great use for organza ribbon – will have to try and post a photo – thanks Mags
1 metre of chosen ribbon
length of thread slightly longer than this.
(I use either button thread or embroidery cotton – sometimes use it doubled) You can get away with less thread, it will just start to pull up as you work.
Lay ribbon flat . Knot the thread at the end and make tiny running stitch about 3-4″ in from one end, normally the right-hand end, unless you are a left-handed sewer. Repeat this at about 3″ – 4″ intervals, depending on size of loop you want. Continue to end, leaving a “tail” at the other end, similar to the first end.
Grab both ends of the thread and pull the ribbon up the thread into the bow. Tie a knot in the threads to hold bow together. Trim excess threads off. Trim ends of ribbon at and angle or a “V”.
So here you have a different look at organza and so uses that it can add to your work – there are lots more but will probably do a part 2 sometime
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that has got you thinking about the product
If you have seen my blog before here the link to it and you`ll find product write up`s , a challenge & links for 92 workshops