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This is a stiff ribbed ribbon, used to reinforce e.g. waistbands, bind corset edges or hat brims, or even as a foundation for neck ruff. Named after Lord Petersham, a military officer in the 19th century. Petersham is often confused with grosgrain ribbon but the important difference is that the petersham has a scalloped edge which allows you to shape the ribbon. Usually made out of 100% Rayon.

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    Apr 19, 2016, 09.31 AMby devenis

    Thanks for the info..but isn’t there a video about how to use the Petersham ribbon. So more clearly.https://bryanauto.wordpress.comhttp://helmankochan.hatenablog.comhttp://www.voiceblog.jp/salbona

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    Mar 5, 2016, 04.00 AMby firnam

    Petersham ribbon, also called Petersham facing or simply Petersham, is a thick, stiff, flexible corded ribbon usually made out of either cotton, rayon, viscose, or a cotton/ rayon or viscose blend of fibers and used as facing by milliners and tailors. Petersham is frequently watered on both sides and comes with a scalloped edge. It is woven so that once steamed, it will take on and support a particular curve of fabrichttp://paulhadi.blogdetik.com/ http://johnstudentcreator.tumblr.com/ https://agathamariablog.wordpress.com/

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    Jan 8, 2016, 04.25 AMby Fasttrack

    It is interesting to know about Petersham ribbon. I have never heard of this ribbon. The corrugated design gives a title loans special look for this ribbon and I think it can be used in frocks. Thanks a lot for sharing this info.

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    Jun 24, 2013, 06.46 PMby sandrinka

    Hi, do you have any instruction or video on how to apply Petersham ribbon onto a collar or sleeve’s seam? Thanks Sandrinka

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