Silk Ribbon for Stationery
Looking for ribbon for your wedding invitation suite? Here you can explore the shades from our core and extended collections and customize your order by selecting your preferred ribbon shade, width and specifying the number of spools you need.
Besides each ribbon width and shade, there is a corresponding photo example (featuring a beautiful stationery piece by Plume Calligraphy). We always find it so helpful to see examples of the different ribbon types and hope you do as well!
Let's talk specifics! Take a 5x7 card, as if shown in the photos to the left. The 0.5" and 1" ribbon wraps typically require about 23 inches, while the Silk Twine needs around 30 inches for a double wrap. Keep these measurements in mind as handy references when planning your project. We've provided a helpful tab below with detailed information on calculating the perfect amount of ribbon for your project.
Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Our ribbons are dyed in small batches from a unique blend of pigments to create subtle and complex shades. They're then hand torn, frayed and spooled for an organic, soft feel.
We endeavour to do our absolute best to display images that represent the colour as true as possible. However due to the variation between screens and devices, the ribbon colour may appear different on your screen vs in person. If you'd like to see a sample from the latest batch before purchase, we'd recommend picking up a sample spool or our swatch set before purchase.
Bulk orders (2+) of the same shade and size may be consolidated onto a smaller number of spools to reduce waste. If you need each 3 yard length to be on it’s own spool, please indicate in the order notes section.
Guide to ordering for wedding stationery:
Each spool contains a 3-yard length of ribbon, which is equivalent to 108 inches or 274 cm. The Silk Twine spools contain a total of 12 yards, consisting of four three-yard strands of silk.
We recommend taking a piece of string and wrapping it around your invitation in the style you prefer, so you can accurately determine how much ribbon you'll need. Here's a basic guide to help you calculate the amount to order for your wedding stationery suite:
Step 1: Take your string and wrap it around your card. For example, a 5x7 card will require approximately 23 inches when finished with a small bow.
Step 2: Divide 108 (the length in inches on each spool) by 23 (the amount needed to wrap one invitation). The result is 4.69 (round down).
Step 3: Divide the total number of invitations you need to wrap (e.g., 100) by the number each spool can wrap (4). 100 divided by 4 equals 25.
To complete your project, you'll need to order 25 spools. If you have a fraction of a spool (e.g., 6.25), round up to ensure you have enough.
When ordering Silk Twine, you'll follow the same steps. However, when you determine the amount each 3-yard strand can wrap (4, as in the example above), multiply that number by 4. Therefore, one Silk Twine spool will be able to wrap 16 invitations. 100 divided by 16 equals 6.25 (round up).
To complete your project with Silk Twine, you'll need to order 7 spools.
Due to the handmade nature of our ribbons please allow for up to 10 business days for production. If you require the ribbons by a certain date, please indicate in the order notes. For rush orders please email email@example.com