Passementerie Play: Introduction to Tied Fringes & Woven Trims

Sunday, June 30, 2024, 9am-5pm
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Passementerie work has existed for centuries as a way to decorate clothing, accessories, and home furnishings and was extremely popular in the 18th century. Focusing on garment trimmings from the mid to late 18th century we will explore and create basic knotted fringes and woven tapes.


This 1 day workshop, led by Melissa Mead, will include:

  • A presentation on extant trims with a visual dissection of the elements used.
  • Demonstration of how to tie floss fringes and weave tapes.
  • Ample time to practice these techniques with instructor guidance.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have multiple examples of silk floss fringe and weaving techniques for trims along with the knowledge to recreate them for their own projects.

This workshop is Beginner Level 1. Participants do not need to have previous experience with these techniques.  Please read more about our current Workshop Levels here.

Participants are required to bring their own fringe pillow (instructions to create this simple pillow will be provided).

Participants may bring a tape/box loom to class if they wish (info on where to acquire affordable options will be shared).

Workshop cost of $165 includes silk filament floss and a variety of threads for creating fringe and woven tape. 

Class size will be limited to 12 Participants