Vaucluse House tassels and trimmings took us a good half of 2016 to create. Here is a short interview of our wonderful staff. read more
The S’Art Urban Art Festival runs now in Battambang, and I am conducting two workshops at Bric-a-Brac during the week-long event. Attendance is free and no reservaitons required… just rock up! Friday 31 May 1:30-3pmI explain classic European tassels, fringe and cord making. Saturday 1 June from 5-6:30pm It’s all about my lotus ink […]
with 29 works of art and 148913 lotus impressions from 6pm, 16 May-30 June 2019Serindia Gallery Bangkok My path to creating art alludes to both the practice of making of artworks, and equally the symbolism of the materials used. My themes are indirect allusions to deeper messages without spelling out literally what is going on. […]
Our venture in Battambang has awarded us as the best Boutique hotel in Cambodia, Battambang. With only three rooms, filled with trimmings, tassels and Bric-à-Brac, we have been named, the best boutique hotel in Cambodia by Sovrin Magazine. www.bric-a-brac.asia
This is a small-group tour hosted and organized by cookbook author Robert Carmack, and textile designer Morrison Polkinghorne. Cambodia is where we live, and Southeast Asia is what we know best. Delicious food, delightful company, decorative design and deluxe accommodation: That’s our Globetrotting Gourmet winning recipe.
One of Australia’s most prestigious colonial properties, Vaucluse house in Sydney, has a revamp! We at Passementeries were asked to help in the reconstruction, specifically crafting sixty tassels and three hundred embellishments for the drawing room , all based on original 19th century designs. We reproduced the tassels from original prototypes at Sydney Living Museums archives of their Caroline […]
The spool/mould spinning machine works wonderfully, but an initial problem was that the motor smokes. The first sewing machine motor I bought was not strong enough. Thus I bought a another, and at more expense to replace it. However that smoked as well. Eventually, I was told of another guy who could possibly help — a specialist that actually […]
Twisted silk threads are woven around a board to create the skirt of the tassels.
When I got the go ahead to work on the new Vaucluse house renovations, the first thing we needed to do was to make some new tools. Part of making tassels incorporates wrapping beads which can either be wrapped horizontally or vertically. Wrapping vertically is done by hand, but horizontally it is virtually impossible to hand wrap the threads straight. The use […]
In the early 90’s I started my tassel career making trendy, contemporary jute trimmings, tassels braids fringes and cords. Then the fad faded, but not totally. This past year Passementeries has been approached to create new and exciting contemporary jute projects. In the process we’ve developed stunningly new creations. Natural fiber has always had a […]