Grosgrain fabric originates in France where is was used throughout the 17th Century to add structure the bodices of garments. Grosgrain has a unique texture which is created when the weft is heavier than the warp. This creates the distinctive cording which is seen in the ribbon. Originally the fabric was made from silk, mohair and wool, but today these ribbons are made from polyester. The grosgrain ribbon moved on from simple a garment fabric and was later used in book binding, cargo packing, watchbands, lanyards and even percussion instruments. These days however, it is used well in stationery, cake making and for making a present look wonderfully special.
Our ‘ribbons and paper’ range features 51 colours of grosgrain available in 2 standard widths. We can also get other widths up to 90mm wide by special order, please ask for details. We chose these ribbons for our range because of their wonderful depth of colour, which matches our papers, leaves and pegs.