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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ribbon Browbands

Oh my...what slackness of late! I do have some excuses though, but it still doesn't stop me from feeling guilty! Firstly, thanks for the comments about my cute rabbit, Jindi (and for all the past comments people have made to my blog...I really enjoy reading them!) He (the rabbit that is,) is such a character, and I have never met a rabbit with more spunk and personality than him.
Anyway, I have been flat out lately with two orders for ribbon browbands. For the non-horsey people who are reading this going, "Ribbon what-nows?" I'll explain! A ribbon browband is a fancy decorated band with rosettes on either end that attaches to a horses bridle and is mainly used for the show ring.
I've been making them for a number of years now, and so these are the latest two orders. The girl who ordered them owns some gorgeous horses, and will be using them for showing. I can't wait to see some photos of the browbands on the horses!
The first one is a purple and green browband, and the second is apricot and brown, using both satin and velvet ribbon in each browband.



I really enjoy making ribbon browbands, and I enjoy it even more when I see them finished and on the horse! :) So that has been my crafty endeavours of late, well, in between watching the Melbourne Cup Carnival of course!





7 comments:

Michelle said...

oh my these are just amazing...
i have seen these things on horses as i'm living in the country...
my kids have shetland ponies but i'm terrified of horses...
but these ribbons are absolutely gorgeous...

Kris said...

You are so right! I was saying "browbands?????". Thanks for the explaination! They look like a lot of work! (And very beautiful)

Erika said...

totally Cute!

.:hannah:. said...

Hi,
i am trying to make a simple zig-zag pattern
the front is flat and straight but the back is bubbly and not flat is this normal or am i doing something wrong?
Plz help!!!!

Samantha said...

Hi hannah!
I'm happy to help, so maybe give me your email address, so I can contact you. I'll send you a photo then of what the back of a browband should look like. Hopefully it will be of some help to you. :)

Sam

.:hannah:. said...

thank-you
my e-mail is
hannah_1400@hotmail.com

Jadzia said...

I love your site. I'm from Australia and I have over the years, taught myself to make the ribbon browbands, although not as good as yours.
I struggle a lot with the rosettes thought, I think I'm doing something wrong.
Can you help me or can you tell me where I might get help????
starbuckponystud@live.com.au
Thank you so much.
Liz