One of our clients, artist and teacher Mary Klotz, is creating beautiful woven works of art with our hand dyed Earth Silk ribbon. The variegated color combinations combined with the intricate woven pattern create an optical illusion of depth and rich tones of color.
Mary Klotz is developing some new project kits and working on a book at her studio located near Frederick, Maryland. She has given seminars and workshops on triaxial weaving at regional and national conferences and to various guilds. You can find her at www.forestheart.com.
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.
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.
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.
We consider ourselves lucky to call the amazing Seattle-based Theo Chocolate a client. They not only create insanely delicious products, they are also committed social entrepreneurs and conscious stewards of the environment. It is always exciting to see how they incorporate our ribbons and papers into their displays.
Last Friday Theo introduced a new Collection in connection with their “ongoing commitment to sourcing cocoa from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)”, the Congo Confection Collection was “designed for Mother’s Day and inspired by the women of Congo (a portion of each box’s sale will benefit ECI’s work with women in the region)”. We created the custom ribbon for this gift set and think it beautifully complements the already colorful and gorgeous package designs.
To learn more about Theo’s commitment to the Congo, please check out their blog. Purchase their Congo Confection Collection here.
Working with businesses, small and large, passionate about using environmentally responsible products and practices is always exciting and encouraging. If you know of a company searching for a way to instill better practice please, send them our way! We create beautiful custom products that meet the strictest client specifications and leave the smallest wake in the process.
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 the flowers that sprout from our seed paper; look for the art to grace our new product tags. Using the flowers as inspiration our colorist made these three new blends to welcome spring and our new business branding. We have had the pleasure of custom dyeing silk to match corporate colors, bridesmaids dresses, home decor, stationery and new product launches. We would love to work with you on your next project. With a low minimum requirement (just three spools) it is easy to have just the right look for your newest designs.
Available in five widths and two finishes our hand dyed silk line is the largest and most flexible in the country. Nowhere else can you find such talented craftsmen and women working to produce hand dyed silk goods in small runs such as ours. We are proud of our efforts to not only produce beautiful works but also to do so in an environmentally focused manner.
Let us know how we can help make your design ideas a reality.
Of The Earth is at the Seattle Wedding Show this weekend and tomorrow is the last day of the show. We have filled the booth with lots of invitation ideas, ribbon and of course, handmade paper. There are also some great DIY invitation options to help trim your costs but still receive a beautiful unique product. If you miss us at the show, we have a showroom in our Georgetown studio so feel free to stop by Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm. The wedding show is from 10:30am-5:00pm on Sunday and is located at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.
Of The Earth has been in business for 17 years and is owned and operated by Kevin and Lori Graham. We offer an array of handmade flower petal papers, many plantable, as well as all of the invitation components needed to create the perfect invitation. We also offer guest books, favor boxes and bags and an array of ribbons in various widths and fabrics. We have created a line of hand dyed bias cut silk ribbons which look lovely on invitations, favors, floral arrangements and bridesmaid dresses. We are constantly creating new color blends so there are always new ribbons and color combinations just waiting to be seen. Photos of all of our products can be found on our website, www.custompaper.com, and we are always happy to send out samples.
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.
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 by hand in our Seattle studio. Our colorists have been busy!
These spools are just a few of the over 150 colors we currently offer. We have five widths and two finishes available. We make this from imported China silk in 1/2″, 5/8″, 1″, 1.5″ and 2.5″ widths. They are all 38 yards long and can be ordered in a single sided satin finish as well. We ship every order within one week. Visit us online on custompaper.cometsy.com or ebay to order. We also take phone orders at 1.888.294.1526 and love to send free samples!
We are excited about our latest marriage of silk and paper. These invitations are so easy to make! We have always loved the silk bows that we assemble our invitations with but when faced with 250 invitations to make (and 250 silk bows to tie) it can be overwhelming if you are doing it at home. This style of invitation pairs our hand dyed silk and hand made papers in a way that can easily be done at home to save money for more important things (like cake). Just a small photo mounting square on the back side hides the seam. This invitation uses just one yard of silk. There are currently 144 colors both solids and blends that you can pick from in our Earth Silk line. You can order the printed invitation below for just $2.17 each and then add the silk ribbon shown for $0.76 to attach at home. If the deckled edge look is not for you, you can order the printed invitation on our lotka seed paper for just $1.32 each if you order it with cut edges. Call us today if you want to know more. 1.888.294.1526.
Recycled lotka seed paper paper invitation with blend #014 Silk ribbon
Recycled paper invitation with blend #056 Silk ribbon
Recycled paper invitation with blend #056 Silk ribbonRecycled lotka seed paper paper invitation with blend #014 Silk ribbon
Here are new photos of our hand dyed silk ribbon in glorious spring sunshine. We love the interplay of light and shadow that these silks create. We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do. Keep looking back for more photos and colors as we expand our line.
The silk is sold in five widths and two finishes and there are almost 150 color choices!
Each of these bias cut silk ribbon spools is first sewn together in China of the finest silk, using silk thread to join the material, then the spools are sectioned into the smaller widths using extremely sharp knives to ensure a clean cut. Once these spools reach our Seattle studio we dye them to order and ship your ribbon purchase in just a weeks time. Be sure to call or email for your free sample before you buy!