Welcome to the Ebony & Ivory Emporium!
Our Ribbon and Paper Collections are designed by ourselves and produced right here in South Africa. We aim to bring you the latest trends, often with a vintage flair and a good dose of sensibility. In our Emporium you may also find a smattering of novelties, household items, haberdashery and craft materials, specially curated for the vintage soul. Happy browsing!
A ball of String
We can wax lyrical over strings and twines. And so it seems can a lot of people. We had some interesting conversations at the trade show on the subject of creativity and how it shapes one's life. All of it inspired by a simple ball of string. Look at it long enough, you will find the meaning of life all spooled up inside it! NEW to our online shop is this great collection of 100g balls of hemp, entwined with metallic threads in gold, silver and brass, all of them 1mm cords. We also have the plain hemp in 0.5mm cord, which is finer and well suited for weaving and chrochet projects.
how long is that piece of string?
That piece of string isn't going to cut itself. A pair of these bonsai craft scissors is just the thing you need to keep nearby to cut a piece of string. Further inspired by Japanese mending traditions, we 'upholstered' them by hand with dark grey cotton tape and big red stitches. The covered handles make these scissors so much more comfortable to use.