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tassels and embellishments
for Vaucluse house

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One of Australia’s most prestigious colonial properties, Vaucluse house in Sydney, has  a revamp! We at Passementeries were asked to help in the reconstruction, specifically crafting sixty tassels and three hundred embellishments for the drawing room , all based on original 19th century designs. We reproduced the tassels from original prototypes at Sydney Living Museums archives of their Caroline […]

new tools for Vaucluse House

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When I got the go ahead to work on the new Vaucluse house renovations, the first thing we needed to do was to make some new tools. Part of making tassels incorporates wrapping beads which can either be wrapped horizontally or vertically. Wrapping vertically is done by hand, but horizontally it is virtually impossible to hand wrap the threads straight. The use […]

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 but 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 wrap from Globetrotting […]