Anna Crutchley's course aims to introduce the techniques of traditional passementerie tassel making, but with today’s interiors and soft furnishings in mind. You can expect to complete a full-size tassel and cord suitable to hang on a curtain, or as a pull. You will be working with good quality Swedish linen and rayon yarns, in a rich colour range, and wooden tassel moulds. Techniques include how to roll the mould with a cord, make a wired skirt and ruff at the waist. You will also learn how to make a variety of cords using a four-hook cord-twister, including the rolling cords, over bullions, and suspension cords.
Anna Crutchley trained in woven textiles and is now a designer-maker of bespoke furnishing trimmings. She keenly researches the history of tassel making, and is author of a number of popular books. The course runs at beautifully situated West Dean College (near Chichester, UK) for the weekend of 22 - 24 November 2013. The fee is £204 with 5% reduction for on-line bookings. Click here for more details and to book.