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 […]
The spool/mould spinning machine works wonderfully, but an initial problem was that the motor smokes. The first sewing machine motor I bought was not strong enough. Thus I bought a another, and at more expense to replace it. However that smoked as well. Eventually, I was told of another guy who could possibly help — a specialist that actually […]
Twisted silk threads are woven around a board to create the skirt of the tassels.
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 […]