Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Baking Ribbon??

as much as i love to crochet, sometimes it's fun trying out new projects.  as you may have noticed from recent posts, i've been brainstorming new ideas for the Rockarooz spring line.

the other day while surfing the web i came across a guide on "how to make korker ribbon".  i have a ton of ribbon laying around and i thought this would be the perfect thing to play around with.  when i read the guide and saw that you're supposed to bake the ribbon for 25 minutes i was quite intrigued!  my boyfriend, on the other hand, was more convinced i was going to burn the house down with my new little experiment.

i ran out immediately to pick up some dowels so i could start on my new project right away.  after watching a few more tutorials i decided not to wet the ribbon like the initial guide had explained.  i wrapped the dry ribbon around each dowel and popped them in the oven at 275 degrees for 25 minutes.  i let the ribbon cool for a few minutes but i didn't have the patience to wait any longer.  i started unraveling one of the dowels and to my dismay the ribbon didn't seem to hold its curl... {sad face}.  i was so disappointed but i decided to let the others sit a while longer with the hope that maybe i just jumped the gun.

when i returned to the ribbon about an hour later... lo and behold!!... the single unraveled ribbon had returned to it's adorable little state of curls... yay!!  i quickly unraveled the remaining ribbons and ran them through my fingers in a bowl {ahhhhh, satisfaction!!}.  these are gonna be FUN!!!!

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