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PASSEMENTERIE - TASSELS
The company which supplied the silk thread for the tassels has ceased trading.
I have some stock of made tassels and threads but will be unable to continue to offer this range, in its present form, once my stock is exhausted.
CORD - loop of twisted threads in one or more colours

MOULD - wooden shape over which the tassel is formed
a. painted
b. covered with fabric
c. rolled with thread
MOULD DECORATION
a. striped with thread
b. crossings with thread

RUFF - the join of the mould and skirt
LEAVES - loops like leaves around the ruff

SKIRT - hanging threads
a. cut thread
b. bullion (twisted threads)
SKIRT DECORATION
a. small tassels

Passementerie is the French word for tassels, fringes, froggings, braids and cords etc. for which there is no equivalent word in english.

Tassels have a long and varied history beginning as methods of finishing the warp ends of woven fabric and rugs. They were developed into highly decorated forms by nomadic tribes and probably introduced into the west at the time of the crusades. In the west they became status symbols of royal, military and civic regalia and interiors.

They have been used in interiors from the 15th century, but reached the height of complexity and sumptuousness in Versailles, France, at the court of Louis XIV and in the great houses of England in the late 17th century.

Skilled tassel making came to England with the Huguenots who settled in the east end of London in the 17th and 18th centuries, where the tradition of hand-making tassels still continues.

 
Key - Wrapped Tassels - 2.95 EACH
A.
SELF COLOUR WRAP
WITH
DIFFERENT COLOUR STITCHED CROSSINGS
B.
DIFFERENT COLOUR WRAP
WITH
SELF COLOUR STITCHED CROSSINGS
C.
DIFFERENT COLOUR WRAP
WITH
3rd COLOUR CROSSINGS
D.
CORD (optional)

1.00 per metre
Code - KEY-W/A Code - KEY-W/B Code - KEY-W/C Code - KEY/CORD
CORD (optional)
LOOP
MOULD
RUFF
SKIRT
Single colour hand twisted silk
Single colour hand twisted silk
Silk thread
Wrapped with silk thread + stitched crossings
Single colour cut silk thread
0.5 in (1.75 cms)
LONG
 
Pear Mould Tassels - 6.95 EACH
A. PARROT B. HESSIAN C. DOVE D. ROSE E. AMETHYST
Code - Pear/parrot Code - Pear/hessian Code - Pear/dove Code - Pear/rose Code - Pear/amethyst
CORD
MOULD
SKIRT
Single colour hand twisted silk
Covered with fabric
Single colour cut silk thread
0.75 in (2 cms)
LONG
 
Steeple Mould Tassels - 6.95 EACH
A. YOLK B. GLACE C. BUDDLEIA D. ATLANTIS E. BAIZE
Code - Steeple/yolk Code - Steeple/glace Code - Steeple/buddleia Code - Steeple/atlantis Code - Steeple/baize
CORD
MOULD
SKIRT
Single colour hand twisted with gold metalic
Spiral painted
Single colour cut silk thread
0.75 in (2 cms)
LONG
 
Dome Mould Tassels - 8.95 EACH
A.
EGGSHELL + MINK
B.
BLOSSOM + HAWK
C.
BEESWAX + CRIMSON
D.
PARROT + ALOE
E.
HARVEST + HESSIAN
Code - Dome/eggshell Code - Dome/blossom Code - Dome/beeswax Code - Dome/parrot Code - Dome/harvest
CORD
MOULD
SKIRT
Single colour hand twisted silk
Rolled in silk thread with hand twisted silk striping
Two colour cut silk thread
0.75 in (2 cms)
LONG
 
Ball Mould Tassels - 14.95 EACH
A. BEESWAX B. ALOE C. ROYAL D. AMETHYST E. CRIMSON
Code - Ball/beeswax Code - Ball/aloe Code - Ball/royal Code - Ball/amethyst Code - Ball/crimson
CORD
MOULD
LEAVES
SKIRT
Single colour silk hand twisted with gold metalic
Painted with hand twisted gold thread crossings
Four handmade gold leaves
Single colour cut silk with gold tassels
1 in (2.5 cms)
LONG
 
Multiple Mould Tassels - 19.95 EACH
A. HESSIAN B. BUDDLEIA C. CLARET D. RUST E. BLUEBELL
Code - Multiple/hessian Code - Multiple/buddleia Code - Multiple/claret Code - Multiple/rust Code - Multiple/bluebell
CORD
MOULD
LEAVES
SKIRT
Single colour silk hand twisted with gold metalic
Painted with hand twisted silk thread stripings
Six handmade silk leaves
Bullion - hand twisted silk
1 in (2.5 cms)
LONG
 
 
PLEASE NOTE
1. Listed prices may be changed without prior notice.
2. All tassels in the collection come with a looped cord approx 2 ins (50 cms) long which can be knotted to make a smaller loop or cut to size - tape, tie or glue the cord before cutting to stop it unravelling
3. Tassels with painted moulds - I cannot guarantee the paint colour will match exactly from batch to batch.
4. The tassels are delicate and should be handled as little as possible.
 
GUARANTEE
If you are not completely satisfied with your tassel you can return it, in the original packing, within 7 days and receive a full refund of the purchase price (does not apply to customised tassels).
If you receive a faulty tassel (I am not infallible!) you can return it and it will be replaced and your postage refunded.
Listed prices may be changed without prior notice.
 
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