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Ribbon Fish

Materials: 
2 strips of gift tie ribbons about 12" longs for 3/8" wide 
or 16" long for 1/2" wide  and 3" long for tail
(Try using the cheaper ribbons to practice ... it's firmer and easier to work with.) 

NOTE: My Mom taught me how to make this ... I don't know of any books. 
There used to be another site with directions ...
http://members.aol.com/cinkmirror/instruction/pow1.htm
but the site is no long there.
Yes ...  My Mom has taught me more ribbon foldings.
I hope to post them all someday ... taking the picture is easy ...
coming up with the written directions is hard.
My Mom's direction is  ... "fold this over here" and her thumb is in the way.
You can try the ribbon bird ... I don't think I'm done with the directions.

If you have never folded any ribbon stuff ... these patterns are hard.
I would look at the pictures and try to match your creation with it.

 
 
folding instruction Fold the ribbons in half 
with one end 1" (1 1/2") longer. 
Fold "W" up and "B" over.
(I clipped the short ends 
to make it a little easier to follow... )
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This is what it should look like.
Shred the tail leaving 1/2" unshredded. 
Roll and tape the unshredded end together.
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Loosely wrap long white ribbon behind the short blue ribbon and bring it to the front. Hold with your left thumb and index finger. (Sorry... lefties)
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Weave long blue ribbon... 
over and under the long white ribbon. 
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Continue weaving the blue ribbon
to the backside...over and under.
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Insert the tail into the corner 
and pull the ends to make it tight.
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Wrap the short blue (1)
under all the ribbons... 
take the short white (3) 
and wrap it over the top
(I clipped the short ends to make 
it a little easier to follow... )
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Bring the short blue ribbon (1)
over the short white 
and weave the long blue(2) over
and under... forming the fins.
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Turn it over... 
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Wrap the short white ribbon (3) over and weave the long white ribbon (4)
... over and under 
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Pull all four fins to tighten up the fish... 
fish
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fish
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Trim the fins... that's it.

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