Thistle Hill Weavers makes a wide variety of custom trims that add the perfect finishing touch to window treatments, bed hangings, portieres or tie backs. The art of passementerie was long considered the crowning glory of weaving. Our custom cording, fringes, tapes and tassels add beauty to your rooms and give historic reproductions an authentic period look.
Trim weaving is a special field and we weave some simple and some very complex trims all by hand at Thistle Hill Weavers. Here is a polychrome –colors in bands – bullion fringe. Bullion means that the fringe is looped upon itself and has a complete twist in each fringe. This is silk and has a decorative header as well.
Another view of this polychrome bullion fringe.
Authentic reproduction coach lace
We wove this authentic reproduction coach lace for the restoration of a 1939 Cadillac interior. Coach laces were among the highest accomplishments of passementerie and very complicated to produce. They are really a type of velvet with raised pile and often more than one warp. We make all kinds of historic reproduction trims, by hand, including tapes, tassels cording, and fringes.
Custom silk fabric trimmed with custom cut silk fringe, silk cording, rosettes and pure silk large molded tassel
Pointed ribbon trim: we wove the tape first and then pleated and sewed it into shape. This was for Mrs. Hyde’s bedroom at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY.
Silk woven tape with tassels
Polychrome cut fringe on a reproduction 18th century printed cotton.
Silk diamond fringe
;Weaving a tape trim for Thomas Jackson diamond dimity.
Even striped herringbone dimity with a diamond dimity cut fringe.