Here are a few more of Kelly’s ribbons.
This photo of a 2″ deep purple ribbon is a nice shot for showing the front and back of a single face satin ribbon. Notice how smooth the left is and the dull flatness of the right. The warp treads float on the front of the ribbon creating the smooth, shiny surface. This is a single face. A double face will have the warp threads float on the front and the back. If you’ve read the satin ribbon comparison page, you know that lower quality satins have threads that float a longer distance that can snag.
When I first looked at this ribbon, I thought it was a nice example of a floral taffeta ribbon with satin stripes. Then I noticed something going on with the close-up of the piecing Kelly took. Look at the satin stripes. This length was pieced so that the right side faced on way on one end and the other way on the other end. Confused? In the photo, on the top, the front of the satin stripes are on the top while on the bottom the back of the satin stripes are on top.
This plaid has question marks around it in my head. It is something about the texture. I have to ponder before I say more.