Seattle Wedding Show is almost here!

With the new year comes one of our favorite events, The Seattle Wedding Show. The creative energy has been flowing in our studio and we have designed some beautiful new invitation suites and hand dyed silk ribbon colors for the upcoming wedding season. Stop by our booth to take a sneak peak or visit our updated website. Now mobile friendly!
http://www.custompaper.com

Handmade seeded paper wrap with belly band and poppy

6 x 9 handmade seeded paper wrap with belly band and poppy

5 x 7 recycled panel with handmade paper print

5 x 7 recycled panel with handmade paper print

5 x7 handmade seeded paper panel with queen ann's lace

5 x7 handmade seeded paper panel with queen anne’s lace

2.5" hand dyed cream and gold silk ribbon

2.5″ hand dyed, cream and gold, bias cut silk ribbon

Seattle Wedding Show
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
705 Pike Street, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
Of The Earth booth #1124

Saturday January 14th, 2017
10:00am to 5:30pm (ticket sales open at 9:30am)

Sunday January 15th, 2017
10:30am to 5:00pm (ticket sales open at 10:00am)

Tickets are $17.00 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Children twelve and under are admitted free.

Come to the show Saturday, get your hand stamped on the way out, and come back Sunday for FREE.

http://www.weddingshow.com

Earth Silk Hand Dyed Sash Wedding Gown Success!

We are so fortunate to have such wonderful customers!  We recently were contacted by a customer who celebrated a fall 2014 wedding who just wanted to say “Thanks” for our contribution to her wedding day.  We had worked with her to find the right silk color for her wedding, not realizing until receiving the photos just how prominent our Earth Silk ribbon would be on display on her big day.  It was so wonderful to have a window into her event and see the happiness on display.  Thank you so much for sharing!  We love how beautiful you made our silk ribbon look!

Earth Silk ribbon in beautiful fall tones.

The beautiful bride wearing a hand dyed Earth Silk ribbon sash of her own construction.

Hand dyed silk ribbon ties bride and wedding together

Earth Silk sash ties autumn wedding details together.

Wedding gown with an Earth Silk Sash

Earth Silk hand dyed ribbon sash on a wedding gown.

Photographer: R.T. Photography, Louisville, KY
Alterationist: Heather Brown Alteration, Louisville, KY
Flowers: By the Bride, Erin Tims

Earth Silk Sample Cards – At long last; longer lengths!

Silk ribbon sample set

Hand dyed silk ribbon sample set

Since we started our silk dying studio in 2010, we have known there was a need for this, now we have finally made it happen.  The Earth Silk Sample Set gives you a look at our 90 blends in a new way.  The 1 inch wide lengths will let you see how the dyes interact with the material in a more informative way than our 5/8″ swatches can.  The eight yard lengths allow you to see how the patterns that form on some of our blends, repeat.  Unlike the swatch card where the silk is grouped in numerical order, on the silk sample cards we have arranged them by color.

Earth silk sample sets

Hand dyed silk ribbon sample cards

You can find these sets on our samples page here  custompaper.com/samplesets.

We have numbered them on both sides, with the silk overlapping by a half inch.  You will notice that the ribbon’s number is centered on the correct color.  You can also use the web site as a quick reference if you are unsure.

 

Hydrangea Silk and Flowers

We just shipped this custom ribbon to a happy bride.  She wanted to order our pressed hydrangea flowers but she needed a silk ribbon to match the hue of the flowers.  We have over 150 colors in our hand dyed silk ribbon line but none that were quite the right shade, until now!

silk ribbon and flowers

Pressed blue hydrangea flowers with dyed to match silk ribbon

We offer custom dyed silk ribbon with a low three spool minimum purchase. Once we have your color matched, chances are it will become part of our growing line of silks. For those customers looking for an exclusive ribbon for product packaging or a signature line we can offer you a five year license of your custom color if you pay a $400 development and licensing fee. We will keep your design out of our product line while it is under license.

CUSTOM PROJECTS

What do we do?  We make paper and ribbon, right?  Piece of cake.  Two products, easy peasy.  Well no actually, we have over four thousand inventory items currently featured on our website and thousands more when you consider the custom work we offer.  This includes everything from the aforementioned Accommodation Cards to Memorial Invitations.  Since starting this business eighteen years ago, we have greatly increased the breadth and depth of our collection.  While we continue to expand and take on a variety of products outside wedding planning, invitations and promotional events, we always welcome the opportunity to take on custom projects.

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We created this custom silk ribbon for our friends at Tiny Pine Press in California who needed to match a fabric color for invitations and wedding day decorations.

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We took on a custom matching dilemma for Susan Hammer of Fontastic in Georgia.  Ultimately this order did not go with our hand dyed silk.  We could not match the effect created in this Dupioni silk where threads of different colors are woven together and seem to shift color from different angles.  We were able to provide a ribbon for her wedding programs, just not one we dyed by hand.

Program favor and place card set in Golden Woodcut

A beautiful custom place card for an English bride.   This customer has been working with us for close to a year planning her wedding.  Tomorrow is the big day!  April, 27 2013.  We are very excited for her and all of the couples we have the pleasure of working with.

If you are in need of a custom piece, please contact us directly.  Some of our favorite and most innovative works come directly from client commissions.

 

 

 

Custom Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon – Logo and Branding for Business

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We are happy to display our newest hand dyed silk ribbon colors!  Just in time for spring we came up with this set of three colors pulled from our original watercolor art work.  The watercolor work was done to showcase … Continue reading

Custom blended colors in our hand dyed silk ribbons create some of our most unexpected treasures..

Real Card Company sent us 4 different color swatches and asked if we could make a ribbon blending all of the colors together.  Our colorist did a great job matching the swatches and the results turned out beautifully.  We love these type of projects as it’s always fun to see how the new blends are going to turn out.

All of our silk ribbon is dyed in our Seattle studio.  Earth Silk ribbon comes in five different widths and two different finishes.  Our 100% silk which has a matte finish and our 100% silk satin which has a satiny light catching side.  Our ribbon is all bias cut and is available by the spool as well as in cut lengths (depending on the collection).  Of The Earth has created an extensive collection of colors with over 150 to pick from.

Real Card Company is an invitation company based in Seattle, WA.  You can find them at www.realcardcompany.com.

Hand dyed silk ribbon ready for market! Bias cut ribbon on it’s way to Japan.

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We have some great new photos of our hand dyed silk.  We are excited to be sending these new spools to Japan!  These bias cut ribbons are 1/2″ wide by 38 yards long and dyed one spool at a time … Continue reading