Silk flowers made from Papilionaceous floral silk ribbon.

February 2017

While the weather outside is cold and wet and Spring still seems a long way off we have been cultivating […]

Silk costume ribbon by Papilionaceous available at

January 2017

With the New Year in and Epiphany passed may we wish you a colourful, ribbon bedecked 2017!

Papilionaceous Ross Poldark ribbon in three new colourways available from

December 2016 contd.

Another batch of silk ribbons have been added to the Ribbon Shop including stripes and further colourways of the popular […]

Eighteen ribbons available from so far.

December 2016

We now have eighteen ribbons available to buy and sample swatches can be ordered for an increasing number of those. […]

silk costume ribbons avilable at

November 2016

This month we opened the first department in our on-line ribbon shop. Over the coming weeks we will be adding […]

Into the Sea & Interludes II, Woven silk panels at The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth

October 2016 contd.

Open Exhibition:Water at The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth until October 16. Two silk panels by Robert Ely on show. Very […]

Papilionaceous for Albert Thurston, first production

October 2016

Happy 20th anniversary Papilionaceous! On the 28th October 1996 Papilionaceous shipped its first delivery of jacquard woven silk ribbon.

Cast of Austenland, 2013 featuring Papilionaceous silk ribbon.


Austenland, 2013 Delighted that our silk ribbons make an appearance in Austenland, a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes. […]

Captain Poldark, end of episode 2 wearing braces made from Papilionaceous silk ribbon woven in Devon

September 2016

Captain Ross Poldark is back on our screens in Season 2 and we are pleased to see he has kept […]

July 2016

July 2016 A busy month of production with many braces designs back in stock: