Blue - Flat Ribbon (Cartisane) - 2mm - Hand Spun & Dyed
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- DescriptionBlue - Flat Ribbon (Cartisane) - 2mm - Hand Spun & Dyed
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.
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