Lancaster & Cornish craft artisan hand-dyed and hand-crafted silk ribbons using plant-based natural dyes.
Sian Cornish takes forward her textile heritage in the Lancashire cotton mills and combines a passion for colour and textiles with her own ethical twist. She works with light-weight silks, bamboo silk and natural dyes, foraged and gathered from the beautiful Cornish countryside where she lives together with fair-trade imported natural dyes.
The seamless bamboo silk ribbons which form part of her range have a matt finish to one side and slight sheen to the other giving a luxurious weight and texture to the finished product. They are hand-dyed, torn, frayed and pressed by Sian to create a distinct feathered edge. Lightweight habotai silks are bias cut and sewin together to produce one flowing length of beautiful ribbon. The pallette of colours, developed in their Cornwall Studio, evolves with and responds to the seasons and Sian often carries out several immersions in different dye baths to create the final colour.