Our latest design supersizes the paper chain and is inspired by 18th century silk ribbon. The widest 'loop' is 7cm wide.
EACH KIT MAKES JUST OVER 7 METRES OF CHAIN.
We use this 250-year old printing technique because it gives life and beauty to the print quality, and creates a really deep colour and subtle shine. (Due to this printing method, some very slight variations in colour may occur, adding further to its quality).
Carbon Neutral printed for The Shop Floor Project in Devon, England.
Use year after year, if stored somewhere dry.
Easy to make:
1. Fold the paper chains along the perforation lines, before carefully pulling apart.
2. Thread one strip inside the other and secure in a loop with staples.
This garland kit makes approximately 7 metres of chain.
Garlands have been made since Roman times and there is something very joyous about draping and festooning a chain of paper loops around the home. Strewn around the tree, across the hallway or hang from the table and stretch four pieces to each corner making a Swedish inspired ‘garland tent’.
Our latest design supersizes the paper chain and is inspired by 18th century silk ribbon.
(Waistcoat, 1780-1790, Victoria & Albert Museum: T.75-1962)
Here is an example that originally inspired the Ribbon Loops. It is a man's silk waistcoat at the Victoria & ALbert Museum from 1780 with 5cm wide striped silk ribbons stitched onto the front. The three colours in shades of green, pink and indigo informed the palette for the giant paper Ribbon Loops. The lithographic printing technique helps the paper chains shine out, similar to silk ribbon.