Click here to sign up!
Log in

Log in

My Account    |    Sign Up!

Adventure awaits... YWU is the sewing magazine for time travelers. Click here for more.



Most Recent Articles

Passementerie Ornaments

passenentarie-iconHow to create stand-alone miniature works of textile art with cord, thread and a few pins.

Register to

cordilia 28.06.2011 17:49  
Passementerie Ornaments Yes No   Thanks Kelly. I can't wait to try this.:-)  
Report comment
grannyintheattic 30.06.2011 06:58  
Passementerie Ornaments Yes No   What a fascinating subject, I have some original ones given to me by an old friend. I will have a good look at them and see if I can reproduce one. Thankyou Kelly.  
Report comment
valarie 30.06.2011 14:43  
Passementerie Ornaments Yes No   This is great for any of my future projects, since I like using lots of trim now. I'd love to learn how to do those little pompom type balls that they had.  
Report comment
elensari 07.07.2011 14:02  
Passementerie Ornaments Yes No   Thanks everyone! I will look forward to hopefully seeing some of your examples. :-) @Valerie Often the little pompoms are quite simple. Most of the ones I have had my hands on are small circles of fabric, often velvet, that you would stitch around the edge, pull up the stitches till you have a pocket, stuff with wadding, attach to cord, and poof! pompom. You can also bead the little pompom. It seems they are usually beaded either in vertical lines or spiraled around the ball. I also have several period versions of instructions for crocheted balls made from lace thread. It takes A LOT of these little balls. These could be the seamstresses version of The Thousand Cranes! :-D  
Report comment
eideguerinot 08.07.2011 18:57  
Passementerie Ornaments Yes No   Kismet. I can't believe I found an article on something as obscure as recreating Victorian passementerie, and penned by none other than the fabulous Kelly Cochran Davis.

I am armed to the teeth with soutache. I am so trying this at home. Probably this weekend.

Thanks for the fabulous demo!!!!
Report comment
mcqueen 21.03.2012 16:25  
Passementerie Ornaments Yes No   all beautiful, and beautiful writing.  
Report comment
  • Smileys
  • :confused:
  • :cool:
  • :cry:
  • :laugh:
  • :lol:
  • :normal:
  • :blush:
  • :rolleyes:
  • :sad:
  • :shocked:
  • :sick:
  • :sleeping:
  • :smile:
  • :surprised:
  • :tongue:
  • :unsure:
  • :whistle:
  • :wink:
Go to top