In this two-day workshop you will be looking at traditional techniques of making a full-size tassel for interior decoration, learning basic techniques such as how to roll a wooden mould with cord, cover it with yarn and include ‘stripings’. The tassel is finished off with a 3 or 4 strand suspension cord and you will learn the fascinating craft of how to spin cords using a special four-hook cord-twisting tool.
Tassels and trimmings have been made since the mid 17th century but it is only in recent years that this obscure craft has been introduced to textile artists and enthusiasts.
Anna Crutchley designs and makes bespoke passementerie - tassels, cords, braids and fringes – for commercial and private customers as well as making original pieces for fashion designers and contemporary interiors. She also specialises in historical research into design and techniques of production. Commissions include work for the National Trust, Powis Castle, Ham House, Petworth House, Polesden Lacey and the Worshipful Company of Weavers. Anna is author of Decorative Tassels and How to Make Them, as well as teaching traditional techniques in tassel making.
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What's included in the price?
The cost of the two-day course includes lunch and tea/coffee. Materials used will be available to purchase from Anna on the day at a cost of around £12 to £18.