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White - Flat Ribbon (Cartisane) - 2mm - Hand Spun & Dyed

£ 1.75 each
  • Description

This flat wrapped strip has been hand made exclusively for Gina-B Silkworks, using traditional passementerie techniques. 

We have commissioned a range of passementerie cords (known in the trade as 'lines') from a leading passementerie workshop. These beautiful cords and trims can be used to create stunning decorative textiles.

This ribbon is made by wrapping fine viscose rayon over a hand cut strip of plastic to create a stiff, flat ribbon. Historically these strips - known as cartisane - were strips of parchment, then card. These days plastic is used for durability. This has a width of about 2mm. The ribbon is then hand dyed. The word passementerie derives from 'parchmentry' - which is an old name for these covered strips.

This type of line is often seen in tassel making - it is used to create little flowers and jasmines, as well as rosettes. It is also suitable for couching in embroidery and for specialist lace.

Price is per metre

Where possible, lengths over 1m will be cut as a continuous length

Our passementerie range is currently available in a selection of colours that are seen often in traditional passementerie. Below is a colour comparison table for matching to other manufacturer's threads. Please note that this is a guide only, and colours are not exact.

Colour

Finca Perle

Madeira Classic

DMC stranded

Au Ver a Soie Alger/Paris

Au Ver a Soie Ovale

Au Ver a Soie Perlee

Au Ver a Soie Gobelins

 White 1000 1001/1004 blanc blanc creme creme brut
 Magenta 2333 1110 3805 1034 n/a 723 1042
 Red 1490 1238 321 946 946 348 945
 Purple 2711 1122 327 3315 3336 037 3336
 Damson 2595 1386 550 5116 n/a 222 n/a
Slate Blue 3229 1163 932 1743 112 417 112
Blue 3405 1376 311 115 1423 313 1423
Dark Navy 3327 1161 823 1436 n/a 446 n/a
Mid Green 4485 1098 562 1825 1834 735 1834
Green 4323 1304 3818 236 225 549 225
Gold 7155 1192 3829 524 2400 303 2400
Black 0007 1000/1006 310 noir noir noir noir

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About Us

Gina-B Silkworks designs and produces a variety of craft kits, books, DVDs and other items with an emphasis on handwork & passementerie (textile trimmings). We also stock a range of tools & materials for these crafts. Gina also makes bespoke items to commission.
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