Mounting large ribbon

Steven6095

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Hello. Mounting a nylon ribbon that was attached to the horse who just won something at the state fair.
Ribbon is about 4 feet long! Top of it will be no problem. Just cut a slit in the mat board. There is a metal clip from where it attached to the saddle.

How do I attach the bottom of the ribbon to the mat to keep it from moving around and getting out of shape?

A dab or Nori paste?
 

equineart

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Steven

The best way I have found to mount a ribbon is to sew it. If the metal clip is secure use it for the top and then sew the ribbon at the ends with a tread of the same color.
 

Baer Charlton

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Sew it. or a micro dot of Nori.

but if it ever strains against the Nori, it will tear loose.

Best to secure the head and let the ribbon fall free on it's own. If you have to tack it down, sew it.

This is where it pays to be good friends with your doc or vet.... 000 or 0000 and a strait needle is perfect.
 

preservator

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As Baer said, starch paste in likely to come loose, since nylon is hydrophobic = it doesn't
like water. Stitching is safer and more resistant
to failure.

Hugh
 

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Jeez Hugh, does that mean "by nature, nylon suffers from rabies"? :D

Or just doesn't want to take baths on a Saturday night?
 
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