(^^ From the talented Haley at HaleyHartistry! )
Welcome to A Ribbon's Nest!
I'm Kim, and I'm the owner and chief designer (and shipper, and web designer, and business manager, and social media manager, and... you get the point.)
I am a wife, a mom to a 15 year old who recently got this learner's permit (insert scared emoji here). I love animals and have 3 dogs and 4 cats... all rescues. I love nature (minus the bugs), art, and logic. I describe my brand as elegant with a little "nature-girl" thrown in and a dash of whimsy.
I started college as an Interior Design hopeful and wound up in Accounting - two incredibly different worlds! Life as an Accountant left me longing for an outlet - something I could pursue to let my creativity out. And while planning my 10 year vow renewal ceremony, I came across some absolutely gorgeous hand dyed silk ribbon and fell in love. The colors were unforgettable, and I began devouring any information on silk, dyes, and the hand dyeing process I could get my hands on.
The process I created is a labor of love and something that continues to morph and evolve each day. Watching my ribbons come to life is often awe inspiring - mixing the dyes and pigments and watching how they react and interact with each other and this gorgeous silk fabric... it's amazing to me the beauty that comes from manipulating our world.
Silks are dyed and hand ripped to create seamless, delicate, frayed edge ribbons that are then ironed and wound onto spools.
I strongly believe in handmade. The thought of directly affecting someone and their family with a purchase appeals to me in a way that is difficult to describe. I purchase as many items as possible for A Ribbon's Nest from a person, not a corporation - from premixed dyes to packaging products - I support our handmade community.
Every ribbon I produce has been created with tenderness and love. When you purchase from A Ribbon's Nest, you are supporting a small business with a giant heart!