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

Code 1720PLA-2-WHITE
White - Flat Ribbon (Cartisane) - 2mm - Hand Spun & Dyed
Code 1720PLA-2-WHITE
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    White - 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.


    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