The Thursday Three- Passementerie

???????????????????????????????Now you all know how much I love my textiles, and I love the complementary fine art of passementerie too. “Passement” comes from a French word and is generally taken to mean decorative trimmings, tassels and edgings made from silk or cotton or occasionally wool, Some older tassels were constructed around a wooden base and newer quality ones still are.

The French “Passementiers” honing this art form from the 16th century onward were, quite justifiably, regarded as the experts in this craft which is enjoying a bit of a renaissance at present .???????????????????????????????




With a sound place in French interior design history, I should consider using a few appropriate braids or tassels in my fixer upper.




And why not? even in a simple scheme there is a place  for these mini works of art like the elaborate silk tie backs above and a simple, modern cotton version- right.

I am now addicted to bobble fringing-left –and seriously need to restrain myself or my bedroom will become bobblefest…



About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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3 Responses to The Thursday Three- Passementerie

  1. loving the butterfly cushion 🙂


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