Ribbon • Vary according to texture, material and pattern. • Assortment of color, prints, plaids, and many other combinations
Ribbon • Gives a design a different look • Catches the consumers eye • Sold on cardboard spools called bolts • Variety of sizes and colors
Ribbon Materials • Lace • Cotton • Velvet • Satin • Nylon • Acetate • Plastic • Burlap • Papertwist • Polypropylene
Satin Ribbon • Most commonly used • Made of fabric • Easiest to work with ribbon • Comes in a variety of color, design and widths
Types of Ribbon • For formal occasions ribbon with a finer texture is used.
Sizes of Ribbon • Variety of sizes • Ribbon size follows industry standards • Ribbon carries a number in reference to the width. • The larger the number, the wider the ribbon.
Ribbon Sizes • Most common ribbon sizes are 1 ½, 3, 9, and 40. • Some companies no longer produce 100 or 120.
Ribbon Sizes • 1 ½ and 3 ribbon are used primary for corsage work • 9 is used for decorating flower pots • 40 is used for wreaths and sympathy flowers.
Types of Ribbon • Single faced • Dull and Shiny Side • Double Faced • Same finish on both sides • Curling Ribbon • Ribbed ribbon used for curling
Selecting Ribbon • According to texture, materials and pattern. • Appropriateness for occasion. • Size of ribbon should be in proportion to the design
Making Bows • Bows can be used to make an arrangement look expensive. • Used to give finished look. • Important accessory in many arrangements
Bow • Bow should be an accent, it should not draw attention away from the flowers.