Originally Posted by Antares
If you decide to add the scripture to ribbons, I would look for fabric pens and then test them out on the ribbon to make sure the pen writes okay and to ensure that the ink doesn't spread as knitcindy said.
You could attach the ribbons to the shawl via buttons, but you would need to sew buttonholes in each ribbon using a sewing machine because most ribbons will unravel--which brings up another point: you'll need to secure the ribbon ends as well so they don't unravel.
I wonder, though, if buttons inside a shawl might be uncomfortable???? Something to consider. You could use safety pins rather than buttons, and then the "scripture ribbons" could be removed before washing.
Interesting idea. I hope you're able to hit on a solution that works for you.
thank you to both of you so much. You have given good ideas that I will test out well before I put them in the shawl. I do love this idea. My sister and I share prayers for each other that no one else knows because we are so close. Then we pray those prayers for each other. I would love to do this for her. She is so giving and loving and never expects anything in return. I would love to touch the prayers my sister made for me. Gives me chills just thinking about it.
I will let you both know how it turns out and what I used. You have given me such great ideas.
I found a recipe on making parchment scroll looking paper. I will make that today then try writing on it and threading it. We shall see.
Again, thanks to both you and Knitcindy!!!!