Register Groups Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Forum Home - Go Back > Pow Wow Crafts > General Crafts 2 Shawl Questions - Flat Shawl Fringe & Ribbon Colors?? 2 Shawl Questions - Flat Shawl Fringe & Ribbon Colors??

Reply LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-27-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
Pow Wow Visitor
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
billsash is an unknown quantity at this point
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3
Credits: 143.21
Savings: 0.00
2 Shawl Questions - Flat Shawl Fringe & Ribbon Colors??

I am working up some shawls for an upcoming Pow wow. I've searched and searched for answers for these two questions:

1. How do you use the Flat Shawl Fringe?? Is it sewn (sewing machine) on like ribbon or individually needled in with a fringing needle like the shawl fringe?? I would love to see a picture of a finished shawl that has flat fringe. I love the colors.

2. I read somewhere that you should not put two light colors next to each other when creating ribbon work. But, I could never find more information about that or why. Is this true?? Can someone explain this? I have a design that involves several light colors.

Thanks for your help.
billsash is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
wrapped in ribbonwork!
 
Czechy's Avatar
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
Czechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond repute
Czechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond reputeCzechy has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Here....for now
Posts: 1,010
Blog Entries: 4
Credits: 1,484.46
Savings: 0.00
Flat fringe can be attached either way but if you sew it on, it should be sewn on doubled. The ends can fray or snag so treat those with Fray-chek. Be careful as the stuff can stain darker. If you sew on the fringe and ever need to replace a snagged strand, it will be more difficult to do than if you had tied the fringes on individually. The tendency for flat fringe to get fuzzy and snag is one reason ribbon fringe is so popular these days.

As for the ribbonwork, there really is no rule about how colors are placed together. However, if you look at old, traditional pieces, you will almost always see lots of contrast,
achieved by pairing a medium or dark color with a lighter
one. This makes the designs stand out. Often, the negative space is just as strong visually as the positive space. I have seen a couple modern bits of ribbonwork with pastel color schemes. They look good up close but at a distance, you really don't see much.

Last edited by Czechy; 04-27-2012 at 09:45 PM.. Reason: correcting spelling and grammar
Czechy is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-27-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
Ready to dance
 
wyo_rose's Avatar
 
Items Treasure ChestElephantGuitarPresent
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Back and Forth
Posts: 16,260
Blog Entries: 2
Credits: 51,730.10
Savings: 0.00
When you refer to flat fringe, you should know that most people will think of the flat chainette or "shoestring" type of fringe. This type of fringe is tied on.

What you're probably meaning is ribbon as fringe, which is usually sewn on , but narrower ribbon could be tied.
__________________
...it is what it is...
wyo_rose is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-27-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
Pow Wow Visitor
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
billsash is an unknown quantity at this point
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3
Credits: 143.21
Savings: 0.00
I am refering to the Flat Shawl Fringe that is sold through Crazy Crow. It might also be called shoestring. Here is a link to look at it.

http://www.crazycrow.com/mm5/merchan...de=570-100-000

I have done both ribbon fringe and regular fringe that is on the spools.

Thanks again.. I appreciate the help.
billsash is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 04-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
Pow Wow Visitor
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
billsash is an unknown quantity at this point
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3
Credits: 143.21
Savings: 0.00
Come again?
billsash is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 05-01-2012, 04:08 PM   #6
Ready to dance
 
wyo_rose's Avatar
 
Items Treasure ChestElephantGuitarPresent
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Back and Forth
Posts: 16,260
Blog Entries: 2
Credits: 51,730.10
Savings: 0.00
TIE IT!!

I have sewn on lengths of chainette (shame on me! ), and attempted to sew on Shoestring Fringe, but it does NOT GO ON GOOD when sewing. It's so much trouble, that it's probably just as quick, and MUCH nicer to tie it on.

And I think you can put two light colors together with NO PROBLEM!!
__________________
...it is what it is...
wyo_rose is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
flat fringe, fringe, ribbon colors, shawls


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Attaching ribbon and yarn questions. ped xing Grass Dancing 28 12-25-2011 03:18 PM
Black Waist Shawl Historian Straight Dancing 3 12-01-2011 01:59 AM
shawl measurements? Kamama Fancy Shawl Dancing 7 02-14-2007 05:01 PM
Shawl fringe Czechy Fancy Shawl Dancing 21 04-05-2002 11:08 PM
Fancy shawl dance... Full moon night Fancy Shawl Dancing 0 05-11-2001 08:24 AM

    

Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

Join PowWows.com Today!

Your Guide to Native American Pow Wows Since 1996

Register For Free

Enjoy the benefits of being a member of PowWows.com!

Join our Native American online community focused on Pow Wow singing, dancing, crafts, Native American music, Native American videos, and more.

Add your Pow Wow to our Calendar

Share your photos and videos

Play games, enter contests, and much more!






New Threads

Pow Wow Calendar Search

 
Month: Year:

Location:
Facebook Profile Images

Videos

Featured Articles

Dance Styles

Crafts

Gallery