Code 1710-1-RED
Red - Gimp 1mm wide - Hand Spun & Dyed
Code 1710-1-RED
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    Red - Gimp 1mm wide - Hand Spun & Dyed

    This super-fine gimp cord 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 gimp is made by wrapping fine viscose rayon thread over a central cotton core, resulting in a stiff cord - this one with a width of approx 1mm. The gimp is then hand dyed, which means that the core is also dyed - very important to ensure that no white shows through.

    Gimp is also known as bourdon (or bordon cord), wrapped cord and guipure.

    This is perfect for a variety of passementerie techniques, including grappé and knots and of course tassel making. This fine size has been commissioned especially for button making - fine gimp has been used in passementerie buttons for centuries. It is also suitable for couching in embroidery, using alongside soutache in jewellery and great for super fine (micro) macrame. 

    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.


    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

    Slate Blue322911639321743112417112
    Dark Navy332711618231436n/a446n/a
    Mid Green44851098562182518347351834