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Most of the items listed below are only available from Vintage Supply Co. because
we acquire the items from dinky, remote warehouses all over the world.
 

 

SURPRISE "Thank You" BONUS included with every order!

Great Buy!
Packages of Vintage Goods for Ribbon-Art and other Crafts:
NOTE: Ribbon is also available "By the Yard" (Phone or email your individualized order)
TREASURE TROVE of Vintage Goods for Ribbon-Art Projects
A sensational buy! Delight yourself with these scrumptious vintage items to create at least 3 brooches with oodles left over for other projects. These supplies are unique because they were not obtained from craft stores...all hard to find items (some no longer available) that will evoke oohs and ahs from all who see your beautiful creations. HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
  • RIBBON FOR FLOWERS - (10+ yards) Vintage imported hand-dyed velvet (100% quality rayon) in 3 different sizes, quality imported French (100% rayon) wire-edge ribbon, vintage seam binding (100% rayon) and Swiss gold-flecked velvet ribbon, "fan" ribbon fabric—so very Victorian.
  • RIBBON FOR LEAVES - (10+ yards) Hand-dyed satin, ribbed rayon from England, top quality rayon French wire-edge ribbon, vintage seam binding.
  • ACCESSORIES & TRIMS - Variety of stamens, very old metal trims from France, extra strong lo-drag thread, 3 pin backs.
  • CORDING - (6+ yards) for attractive "flourishes" in your ribbon-art.
  • EMBROIDERED ACCENTS - Hand-dyed and slightly stiffened embroidered embellishments that will add lacey interest to your ribbon-art creations.
  • DIRECTIONS AND PHOTOS INCLUDED  - create beautiful Victorian style brooches.

$24

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VINTAGE VARIETY RIBBON SAMPLER COLLECTION
Variety of Vintage and Specialty Ribbons

RARE RIBBON! It's rare because today's ribbon is not manufactured with the same raw materials as in yesteryear. Artists and craft persons seek out vintage ribbon, not only because of its unique natural beauty, but because these ribbons were created with natural fibers (silk and rayon) that can be stripped (color removed), re-dyed, steamed and ironed—processes which are generally impossible with current synthetic strands. Save big bucks over the by-the-yard price. Contents (especially colors) vary according to available supplies. HERE'S WHAT YOU GET: 

  • VELVET "VIRGIN" RIBBON (100% RAYON) 4 yds. - Your Vintage Ribbon Sampler Assortment includes fine quality imported velvet ribbon, taffeta-backed and woven edge. Our "virgin" velvet ribbon can be stripped and re-dyed into glorious combinations of colors (all in one ribbon). We like to use French Pebeo Soie dyes (see below) that can be thinned with water (if desired) and applied cold (with plastic needle-nose applicators available below) and then set with steam. Most of our supply of velvet ribbon is either from Italy or Switzerland and is supplied in a moss green color (strippable).
    1 yd 1/4 inch width, 1 yd. 1/2 inch width, 1 yd. 1 inch width, 1 yd. 1.5 inch width
  • VELVET RIBBON, HAND-DYED (100% RAYON) 4 yds. - Your Vintage Ribbon Sampler
    This luxuriously beautiful ribbon is created from the above "virgin" velvet ribbon and has been stripped and hand-dyed with French dyes. Instructions for creating this ribbon yourself are included with your order of "virgin" velvet ribbon. Purchase the sampler above or email us with the number of yards you want for each width of ribbon and we will send the PayPal order opportunity.
    1 yd 1/4 inch width, 1 yd. 1/2 inch width, 1 yd. 1 inch width
  • SATIN RIBBON (Vintage rayon) 2 yds. – This natural fiber ribbon can be stripped or over-dyed to create uniquely beautiful ribbon for flowers and leaves in your ribbon art projects.
  • TAFFETA PICOT EDGE (Vintage rayon) 1 yd. Unique loops on edges add interest to leaves and ribbon-art flowers. Can be stripped and re-dyed. Soft but crisp and so yummy!
  • RIBBED SATEEN 10 yds. – Imported from England, this variation of grosgrain ribbon is so soft, with a delightful sheen. Pliable and easy to work with in forming flowers and leaves. Stunning in pillows, hats and other projects where you want that very special "wow" effect. (2 different colors)
  • GROSGRAIN (Soft 100% Rayon) 2 yds. – Rare imported grosgrain that is super soft and pliable, making it so very easy to make into leaves and flowers. This grosgrain is extremely easy to strip, removing the color for easy dyeing.
  • SEAM BINDING (100% Rayon) 20 yds. – A wonderful “find” for ribbon artists. This thin and delicate ribbon can be stripped and re-dyed for a refreshing change of texture in your arrangements. (4 different colors)
  • METALLIC CORDING 4 yds. - Add a lot of sophisticated "zip" to your ribbon-art creations by gathering and folding (tie with wire) this cording to insert with flowers and leaves. (2 different colors)

$35/ for over 55 yards
(over $100 if sold individually)

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HAND-DYED VELVET RIBBON SAMPLER COLLECTION
Luxurious assortment of vintage velvets—all exquisitely dyed in luscious color variations. The variegated hues and tone will delight and amaze you! The ribbons originated in Italy and Switzerland. Ribbons are combinations of reds, purples, blues or pinks (floral colors) with added accent tones. YOU WILL RECEIVE:
  • 4 yards of 1/4 inch ribbon (European Nr. 1-1/2)
  • 2 yards of 1/2 inch ribbon (European Nr. 3)
  • 2 yards of 1 inch ribbon (European Nr. 5)
  • 2 yards of 1.5 inch ribbon (European Nr. 9)
  • Plus 2 yards of bonus ribbon

Over 10 yards of rare and unique hand-dyed ribbon. An exceptional value over the "by-the-yard" price. These unique ribbons not available from any other source. Because of the creative custom-dye properties of the ribbon, contents will between shipments. Larger amounts of hand-dyed ribbon may be ordered from our "Single Item Order" page.

$29
(over $75 if sold individually)

 

VINTAGE "VIRGIN" VELVET RIBBON SAMPLER 
We call this "virgin" velvet because it is 100% rayon, a strong, natural fiber that that lends itself extremely well to stripping and re-coloration. When you order this ribbon, you will receive free instructions for stripping and dying.
  • 4 yards of 1/4 inch ribbon (European Nr. 1-1/2)
  • 2 yards of 1/2 inch ribbon (European Nr. 3)
  • 2 yards of 1 inch ribbon (European Nr. 5)
  • 2 yards of 1.5 inch ribbon (European Nr. 9)

All our currently available "virgin" velvet ribbons are moss green in color. These natural fiber ribbons are no longer easily available in stores because nylon and polyester synthetics have become the popular ribbon manufacturing materials. 

$19
(a great bargain over individual by-the-yard price)

 

 

 

BRIDAL COLLECTION - Vintage Assortment
Rich assortment of ribbons and trims. including fabric/instructions for wrist purse!
Planning a wedding (for yourself or someone else?). You'll love this GIANT package of bridal goodies. Create a "money dance wrist bag" (instructions included), head piece, ring pillow, garter and many other items with this fantastic assortment of vintage and new merchandise (no cheap polyester stuff). In traditional Victorian style, colors range from white to cream and include some ribbon with touches of "antique ivy" that adds an antique Victorian touch to your creations. Contents vary from shipment to shipment, depending on availability of goods. All gathered together in one spot at such a great buy!
  • VELVET RIBBON - Vintage from Italy and Switzerland
  • RIBBED SATEEN - Vintage from England
  • WIRE-EDGE RIBBON - White and cream (4 yds.) for ribbon roses, French import
  • SATIN - soft and lovely for "those who care"
  • METAL TRIMS - (very vintage from France)
  • EMBROIDERED EMBELLISHMENTS - Slightly stiffened for instant use
  • STAMENS - pearly and matte finish
  • SILVER AND GOLD CORDING - Add highlighting "flourishes" to your work
  • BROCADE FABRIC - For "money dance" wrist bag (instructions included)

$45

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PANSY BROOCH KIT - Victorian Style
Make your own pansy brooch with French wire-edge ribbon, vintage metal findings for trim and vintage ribbon for leaves, hand-dyed velvet for flower rosettes. Actual kit may vary slightly from picture due to availability of vintage supplies. Kit includes complete instructions and metal pin back. You supply the hot glue or E6000 or GOOP glue.

Contact us regarding finished brooches available for sale. These are one of a kind creations and must be ordered individually. We can email you a photographic selection that is currently available.

$10

METAL TRIMS (10 vintage metal trims)
Definitely a REAL FIND. Many of these trims are very old, imported from France or other European point of origin. Some rust and oxidation enhances vintage quality this natural antiquing may be removed or reduced with #0000 steel wool. Because of limited supplies, contents may vary from photo here (no plastic!). See brooch insert below for sample usage.

$6/for minimum 10 assorted metal pieces

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MILLINERY LEAVES (12 leaves - German)
Shimmering silken leaves from 1940's for ribbon-art florals. Satin smooth and lovely. Colors: pale green/rose blush and creamy beige blush. Three leaves per wired cluster. German import, excellent condition. 

$6.50/ for 12 shimmering leaves

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VELVET LEAVES - Gold-Kissed Faux (small size - 1 in.)
These leaves are not vintage; but they are definitely unique and only available from Vintage Supply Co. The subtle golden-touch shimmer on each leaf enhances ribbon art floral creations. Moss green velvet leaves kissed with light dusting of gold for beautiful highlights. Unwind each leaf from stem to use separately.

$2.50/ for 15 small leaves on stem

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VELVET LEAVES - Gold-Kissed Faux (medium size - 2+ inch)
Although not vintage; the subtle shimmer on these velvet leaves provide that very "special touch" to ribbon art creations. Moss green velvet leaves kissed with light dusting of gold for beautiful highlights. Unwind each leaf from stem to use separately.

$1.50/ for 5 medium leaves on stem

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VELVET LEAVES - Gold-Kissed Faux (Large and small sizes)
Are lives on trees all the same size? Create a more "natural" look in your work by adding leaves of varying sizes. This assortment packages is just what you need!

$3.70
large and small leaves

STAMENS (small size)
It's surprising how difficult it is to find a quality stamen nowadays. This package provides a variety of small-sized stamens (light and dark, pearly and plain) for use as floral centers or even as little "flourishes" that are tucked into your brooches or ribbon art arrangements. Some vintage stamens included.

$3/ assorted colors

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STAMEN ASSORTMENT (Large sizes)

Order this variety sample pack for creating large and small ribbon art arrangements. This generous assortment even includes small pom-poms that can be used for pansy and daisy centers.

$3/ assorted sizes and colors

 
STAMEN ASSORTMENT (Large and Small sizes in one package)

Order this variety sample pack for creating large and small ribbon art arrangements. This generous assortment even includes small pom-poms that can be used for pansy and daisy centers.

$3/ assorted sizes and colors

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MILLINERY "PODS" (different pastel colors-Occupied Germany)
Cream and pearly pink. Oh so rare. These pods are the approximate size of medium olives. The little tag is printed "Made in Germany" and over-stamped with "USSR Occupied." Excellent condition. Pink, white

$3/ for 2 clusters of 5 pods

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MILLINERY "PODS" (Deep hue colors)
Titanium black, cherry/beige and red. These rare pods are about the size of medium olives. The little tag is printed "Made in Germany" and over-stamped with "USSR Occupied." Excellent condition. Not plastic. Made with very hard material that softens in water (celluloid?)

$3/ for 6 pods

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EMBROIDERED LACE EMBELLISHMENTS (10 assorted sizes)
You won't find these lacy hand-dyed delights anywhere else. The delicate embroidered pieces are also slightly stiffened for immediate use in brooches and other ribbon art creations. Colors and vintage selections vary from pack to pack. See brooch insert below for sample usage.

$4/ for 10 assorted sizes

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SHIMMERY CRINKLE SQUARES
Twist them, wrap around beads for flower centers, accordion fold them or whatever! Be creative with these shimmery, crinkley little 2 x 2 in. (approx.) woven squares.

$2.75
Package of 10 squares

PLEATED FAN FABRIC STRIP WITH SUBTLE SHIMMER
Oh so Victorian; they did love their fans. This pleated "fan" fabric is great in brooches and other ribbon art. Use it sparingly for dramatic accents. 

$1.25/ for a 12 inch strip

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Metallic Cords
CORD VARIETY ASSORTMENT (over 50 yards of fine, brilliant cording)
Gather in small bunches, tie with wire and insert as surprising little flourishes in your ribbon art creations.
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Antique Gold
  • Lizard Belly (steel blue opalescence)
  • Burgundy (antique red)

$2/ for 50 yards

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French Dyes and Applicator Bottles
FRENCH DYES (floral colors--as available)
Mix and match! If more than one ordered, two different colors will be supplied to mix up a variety of shades. We will send 3 different floral tones if you really want variety! We like to use French dyes (Pebeo Soie) because they produce such spectacular results. The dyes are highly concentdrated. Only a few drops in water can produce spectacular results on our 100% rayon velvet ribbon that has had the color removed with Rit Color Remover. Use our applicator bottles to apply a variety of colors. These dyes can be ironed or steamed into the ribbon, leaving beautiful and brilliant high-sheen finishes. The colors may be pink, lavender or red (as available in our warehouse. Diluted mixtures create beautiful pastel colors.to create pastels. Best results are on natural fibers such as linen, cotton, rayon or silk.

$19 for 1 - 80 ml. bottle

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FRENCH DYES (brown tones and/or reddish browns--as available)
Mix and match! If more than one ordered, two different colors will be supplied to mix up a variety of shades. We will send 3 different floral tones if you really want variety! We like to use French dyes (Pebeo Soie) because they produce such spectacular results. The dyes are highly concentdrated. Only a few drops in water can produce spectacular results on our 100% rayon velvet ribbon that has had the color removed with Rit Color Remover. Use our applicator bottles to apply a variety of colors. These dyes can be ironed or steamed into the ribbon, leaving beautiful and brilliant high-sheen finishes. The colors may be pink, lavender or red (as available in our warehouse. Diluted mixtures create beautiful pastel colors.to create pastels. Best results are on natural fibers such as linen, cotton, rayon or silk.

$19 for 1- 80 ml. bottle

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FRENCH DYES ( black)
Mix and match! If more than one ordered, two different colors will be supplied to mix up a variety of shades. We will send 3 different floral tones if you really want variety! We like to use French dyes (Pebeo Soie) because they produce such spectacular results. The dyes are highly concentdrated. Only a few drops in water can produce spectacular results on our 100% rayon velvet ribbon that has had the color removed with Rit Color Remover. Use our applicator bottles to apply a variety of colors. These dyes can be ironed or steamed into the ribbon, leaving beautiful and brilliant high-sheen finishes. The colors may be pink, lavender or red (as available in our warehouse. Diluted mixtures create beautiful pastel colors.to create pastels. Best results are on natural fibers such as linen, cotton, rayon or silk. A small amount of black can make an interesting color variation when mixed with another color. A weak solution of black may also be used as "over dye" to give ribbon a vintage look. However, always test small portions of ribbon first!

$19 for 1- 80 ml. bottle

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PLASTIC APPLICATOR BOTTLES for DYE (3 needle-nose bottles with caps)
Plastic applicator bottles are essential for precise "spot" dyeing of ribbon. We suggest you order plenty so you don't have to keep emptying and re-filling with a different color. You'll probably want to "mix" your own colors from the dyes that you receive. These bottles come without holes so that you can determine the size of opening that is best for your own use. Make hole with hot needle (heat the needle with a match) or cut off tip with knife. "Snap" cap seals tightly.

$3/ for 3 (2 oz.) bottles with caps

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Books and Instructions
Dyeing to Create Beautiful Ribbon Booklet
Techniques in Removing Color and Re-Dyeing Ribbon
A major reason for buying vintage rayon ribbon is because, in most cases, the color can be stripped (removed) to prepare the way for re-dyeing into gorgeous combinations of color. This little booklet is power-packet full of information on various methods of removing color and putting it back in again. Sounds silly, but you'll be amazed with the spectacular results!

$4.50 /booklet

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Brooch Photograph Packet - A MUST-HAVE FOR MAKING BROOCHES!
A plethora of ways to use the vintage items offered here in the creation of Victorian style brooches. Actual size full color photographs that enable you to note every tiny detail of these beautiful brooches that can sell in retail boutiques for $18-$60. This item is so popular ... so we added more photos.

$12/ for packet of photo ideas

 

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Sundries
WIRE (34 gage wire for delicate work)
You'll love this wire for binding flowers and leaves. Any courser gage of wire will give you so much grief and hurt your pinkies if you have a lot of little leaves to tie in preparation for a large craft show or wedding!

$2.50/spool

Angel Pins
The sharpest, thinnest, most angelic pins you will ever use! Swiss made. Preferred by the professional tailor or seamstress. If you sew, you'll cherish these pins and keep them separated from Bourgeois pins! 250 count.

$4.50/ per box

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LO-DRAG HEAVY DUTY THREAD (4 colors + 1 bonus thread)
Don't fight thread that is hard to pull through several layers of ribbon or fabric. This thread will glide through with ease and hold things together like steel (well, almost)

$1.50/ 5 spools

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NEEDLES FOR RIBBON ART ( from England)
Fine needles imported from England. Especially long and thin with generous eye for easy threading. A must for flower and leaf assembly work.

$1/ for pack of 4

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