Thursday, June 16, 2011

Scrabble Ribbons

I used to play competitive scrabble quite a bit.  I wasn't very good, but it was a lot of fun and I met some really nice people.

A couple of years ago I volunteered to make some ribbons for a local tournament;  it was a fun project but quite a bit of work.  I was pretty happy to stumble across the freely available scramble font which gives those scrabble-tile looking letters.  I just sort of made it up as I went along; the first one I made (third from the right) I used a doubled-over strip of binding which I basted and gathered into the rosette shape.  That wound up being a little tricky, so the rest are made of easy yo-yos.  The hardest part was turning all those bottom ribbons.