Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a rouching workshop put on by the GBACG and taught by Candace Kling. She makes amazing art from ribbons, including boxes of candy so real-looking that you would grab for them to eat them. Out of ribbon. I know.
What is rouching? It's basically fabric manipulation that ends up being super textured and bumpy. It's used on wedding dresses, modern women's shirts, and, of course, historically, a lot.
The class was super interesting and informative, and Candace is an amazing teacher. I took her ribbon folding class last year and it was amazing. I would LOVE to take her cockades class. Hopefully next year. I'll post pictures of my board of ruched samples once they are all done!