Tiny Acorns to Terrific Tassels! Passementerie Workshops

Buttons and Rosettes & Courses & Ropes and Cords & Tassels & workshop, 15th August 2018

Learn how to make Passementerie in a weekend

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Announcing  new 2-day workshops. Learn to make small tassels, cords, covered buttons and other decorative techniques. Ideal for anyone interested in texiles.

tasselled button

tasselled button

Ever wondered just how trimmings are made?  These 2-day workshops will show you the basics of hand-made Passementerie, and let you try your hand at making a tasselled button and an acorn similar to those made for a bed at Marchmont House, Berwickshire. Ideal for anyone interested in textile crafts, as well as professional curtain makers and interior designers. Come along and learn new techniques to create unique finishing touches for your projects or just gain a better understanding of what’s involved in the making process, and the options that bespoke Passementerie can give your clients, giving you a better understanding of the design process involved in bespoke work, making the commissioning process easier to navigate.

The first day of each workshop will cover the basic techniques regularly used in hand made passementerie while on the second day students will put those techniques together to complete a tasselled button suitable for a bolster cushion and a decorative acorn.

The courses will be held at:

Eau Brink Studio, Tilney all Saints, Norfolk on 6th/7th October. To book click here.

The British School of Upholstered Furniture, Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, on 3rd/4th November. Tickets available soon.

Pictures from a previous workshop:

Students said:

                “Clare is calm and informative, a great tutor”           

“It was a brilliant course, thank you”

“I learned so much thanks to your generous sharing of your expertise”

I am currently organising another course in East Sussex and will post details as soon as these are confirmed


Carolyn Smith

Fantastic Clare i just wish i was remotely nearby! Good luck with the classes.