Variations on a Theme

Braids & Colour Matching & Tassels, 29th September 2013

Choosing to commission hand crafted bespoke trimmings opens up a huge number of choices

Using the same warp on the loom it is possible to make many different styles of braid. Of course the colours are usually determined by fabrics and wall coverings in the room, but everything else is almost infinitely variable. The final choice will depend on many things. Before I make suggestions I like to know where the trim will be used, what is the function of the room? Will it be seen in daylight or artificial light? Does it need to be large enough to be seen from a distance, or will it be seen at close quarters?

The following photos show a variety of different braids made to match some pale blue/green/gold and white fabrics.

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