Snapshots in the Rubanesque atelier, antique french ribbon samples
We have spent the last two weeks moving out of our office/atelier space and incorporating our work spaces into our home which means the spare room which had been designated for Charlottes nursery has now been consumed by my atelier .....literally consumed... I had no idea how much I had collected, scavenged and hoarded away over the last two years. It gave me the chance to take stock and really sort and get organised. I re-discovered ribbons and silk that I had hidden away and forgotten about. Despite the hassle of moving, my new space has LOADS more natural light so naturally I got the camera out and took some pics to share.
These are some of the first 'galons' that I ever recieved from my husbands family, sumptious, heavily embroidered silk.
These are some of my favourite antique ribbons, too delicate to work with but I love to look at them when I'm working on my jewellery.
Wooden treasure boxes from the family archives, I'm going to open one of them and share some photographs of their contents and the story behind them soon!
Here are some antique ribbon beads which I have wrapped around old wooden bobbins (once used for silk), I'm just putting the final touches on these before I can create more necklaces.
An old letterpress drawer unit where I keep my found and inherited treasures, you can catch a glimpse of my collection of antique and vintage ribbon pendants here.
I adore my antique ribbon frames which I created with the intention of selling but each time I make one (it can take over 80 hours and 95+ different ribbons for one frame) I fall more in love with each that I can't imagine parting with them.