Wrapping Julie’s Christmas cookies for Westinghouse

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Julie Goodwin made a batch of Christmas chill mango chutney and some Ginger cookies and I was in Myanmar at the time, so Westinghouse especially flew me from Rangoon to Sydney to teach how to wrap the jars in fabric. www.juliegoodwin.com.au   WESTINGHOUSE and MORRISON POLKINGHORNE Ginger Cookie Wrap from Globetrotting Gourmet on Vimeo. WESTINGHOUSE MORRISON POLKINGHORNE Double jar […]

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 […]