I was reading a trend report in the Craft Industry Today magazine, and the title was "Chevron is the New Black." I agree. I have been seeing it everywhere, including this cool tutorial on how to make zigzag trim with ribbon from the book How to Make 100 Ribbon Embellishments: Trims, Rosettes, Sculptures, and Baubles for Fashion, Decor, and Crafts.
I think this chevron trim would look cool when made with all sorts of ribbons, and would be fun to use to embellish all sorts of things.
More about the CPi book:
Classic and contemporary crafters unite! Create amazing trims, butterflies, flowers and more with How to Make 100 Ribbon Embellishments. With clever techniques and a huge selection of ribbon styles to choose from, the timeless art of making ribbon embellishments is better than ever. Let author Elaine Schmidt take you through 100 ribbon designs, offering helpful hints and tips to help you make beautiful accessories to place anywhere. Inexpensive, and with so many patterns and colors, ribbon is the perfect medium to create adornments that will make any gift, card, or decoration unique and special. Enjoy beautiful photos and simple step-by-step instructions that allow you to create amazing ribbon crafts with ease. So grab some ribbon and get crafting today!
Elaine Schmidt is a designer, consultant, educator and spokesperson in the sewing, quilting, craft and hobby industries. Since she was a little girl, she has always been busy creating something. Her love of sewing and weaving led her to major in Textiles and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. She has worked in the education and design departments of a major sewing pattern company and is the former design director for a national chain of ribbon boutiques. As the owner of Elaine Schmidt Designs (http://www.elaineschmidt.com), she has developed award-winning products for many manufacturers. Her original designs are featured at trade and consumer shows and in books, magazines, project sheets, and TV segments. She lives in Long Valley, NJ.