Shopping: Masterstrokecanada.com

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What & Where: Masterstrokecanada.com, the website of ribbon purveyor Masterstroke Canada.

What You'll Find: A wide variety of ribbons, from satin to organdy to velvet, and everything in between. The shop area of the site is organized by type of ribbon, so it's easy to find what you're looking for. A novelty section includes marching jacquard elephants, white ferns on a flax background, and other sweet motifs. Find striped taffeta in 18 different colour combos, or 5mm-wide miniature gingham in 29 hues. The dolce grosgrain comes in 31 colours and four widths. Also available are books, stickers and labels to help you with your wrapping.

Ribbon 101: You'll find more than just stuff to buy on this site, though. Among the lessons posted, you can learn how to tie a bow or make a rolled ribbon rose, or read up on definitions of ribbon types, and get inspired with ribbon ideas.

Corinna's Pick: Couture stitch tape, in flax or linen with colour stitching, $2.40 per metre.