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Ribbon artist, Elaine Schmidt brings us this detailed Guest Tutorial that takes you through the steps to create a classic ribbon petal cockcade – a gorgeous embellishment for a bag or to accent a pillow or drapery tieback.

In Ancient Egypt, pillows were a sign of wealth and prestige and were often used to carry ornamental items, such as precious jewels. The amount of money a family had determined the number of jewel-covered pillows on display. Similarly, the Romans used pillows to present precious items to a bride and groom during the wedding
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