In this class...
You will learn everything you need to know to design and create your own unique trims to create the gown of your dreams.
To begin, we will study the history and structure of 18th c. passementerie though primary sources and examples in museums and private collections. We will then look at the construction of a variety of trim examples ranging from simple to complex. Examples will include fringes (commonly referred to as "fly fringe"), braids, tassels, flowers, and more.
Lessons include how to select appropriate materials, plan a design, work with silk threads, tie various styles of knots, and assemble them into a finished trim. Some styles require nothing more than thread and simple tools easily found at your local sewing shop, while others require specialized equipment such as a small loom. Detailed directions will be given for all samples used in the class, so you can recreate them or use them as a base for your own designs.
As part of this class, you have ongoing access to the instructor through the comments section of the class as well as a private Facebook group. For those that need even more support and/or accountability, you can sign up for monthly "Office Hours" via Patreon. Whether you work best solo or with the additional support of peers and monthly live calls, there is an option for you!