On my drive to my friend's terrific birthday party, I was within a few miles of the famous Berwick Offray Ribbon Outlet and just had to stop in for a visit....do I hear an "amen?"
Berwick Offray outlet write up The plant is located in a suburb of Hagerstown, MD and like any good outlet, the inventory changes daily. I don't even "need" any ribbon but their prices and selection make this stop irresistible. And those Pinterest pictures and projects are always in the back of my mind so here's what I got and here's how I'm storing it.
|$.50 a roll, from 10 yards to 30 yards on a roll|
|My most expensive purchase, $3.60 each for 10 yards apiece|
|$.10 a roll....and the blue gingham is wired!|
|$.25 per bag|
|$.50 per plastic grocery bag|
The pale Green is wide, wired ribbon in one of my favorite colors and which happens to be the green in that new "Tres Chis" fabric adorning my sewing room.
The black and white polka dot is also wired ribbon and again has some misprints and faded dots along the yards....but there's plenty here to be salvageable for a sharp project.
I included the last bag unwrapped just to show you that they look quite mundane and boring at the factory. here's what happens when you dump out one of these grab bags:
|Spilled out onto the floor|
As you start winding the ribbon you notice the color changes and flaws and can decide to remove them or mark them. I simply cut this bundle into separate sections of color:
|All this ribbon from that bag|
|Here's how I organized this latest collection along with other ribbons in my resource center|
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