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Custom cushion fringe – Bullion Fringe

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Weaving twisted threads with a loom turns into bullion fringe. The term originates from the thick metallic gold or silver fringe epaulettes and cording used on military uniforms. Here at Passementeries® we make our bullion fringe with  high-grade mercerised cotton from a collection of some 600 colors.see the available colours here The Bullion Fringe featured on this […]

Two weeks it took to make this ceiling rosette and it took just 10 seconds for my staff to turn it into a hat!

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This ceiling rosette took a laborious two weeks to construct. When it was finally completed, before it has time to be used as a ceiling rosette, my staff grabbed it as a decorative hat. This learnt this technique when I visited Versailles where in the hall of mirrors they have many chandeliers with stunning ceiling rosettes. The basic technique […]

Massive Jute Tassels for Rangoon

I have always loved natural fibres such as jute, linen, sisal, cottons and silks and when I started making tassels three decades ago they were orignally made from these same rustic materials. My latest overseas commission project is for over-sized tassels, ropes and large light shades for a faithfully restored Edwardian commercial building in downtown […]

Training in Battambang

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At Passementeries we’ve been hand-making 18th Century French tassels and trimming since 1990, while teaching skills at training workshops over these past decades. There are some people who simply love to watch how a tassel is made, and how an intricate braid is slowly created on the loom in front of their eyes. There are other people who prefer […]