Posts Tagged ‘knotting’

Fly fringe shawl

April 15, 2012

Many of you are probably familiar with the fly fringe, explained by Vivien, but have you seen a whole garment made out of it? While browsing Nordiska museet’s collections I found this shawl that seems to be just that!

Ribbon flowers – it’s THAT easy!

July 30, 2009

Hehe, yeah – right now I’m kinda trying to work up energy to post pictures of my progress and stuff.
   I’ve been trying to figure out how to make nice fabric flowers and it just hit me that I could just google tutorials, hehe ;P Yeah, I am that slow sometimes! XD
   So I found at least two super great tutorials on making two different kinds of ribbon roses. The first one looks like the easiest to me:

The second one is great too though:

And the best thing with this second one is that I found tons of more tutorials from the same user – Di van Niekerk, on making ribbon embroidery and stuff! =D
   Now all I have to do is find some hand painted silk ribbon, or make it myself… *SIGH*

Flat silk floss in Sweden?

May 30, 2009

I’ve been thinking more organized thoughts about the decoration of my pet-en-l’air and I’m really curious about that fly fringe! The only problem is: Where the heck do I get hold of that flat silk floss stuff in Sweden – and what is it called in Swedish? The boutiques in town seem to have nothing like it… =( I’ve been searching the net – but it’s hard when you don’t know the Swedish name.) I wanted to try and avoid ordering from outside the country – but maybe I’ll have to…

silk floss

I have stubmbled upon a floss that might be an alternative. You know fly fishing? Well they mostly bind their own flies and use a kind of floss for that. Via a Swedish site I found a floss called Danville Rayon Floss – you think I can use that? In that case I’ve also found the stuff on a Swedish auction site! =D Wait, as I’m writing this I’m finding more stuff – Pearsall’s silk floss – that seems to be used both for fly binding and embroidery, huh! (Apparently not in Sweden though, hehe…) Hmmm, maybe I can just go to a fishing store and see what they have… =D

Rayon Floss


Fly fringe tutorial up on Fancy Girl!

February 17, 2009

I know many of you – like me – have been waiting for Vivcore‘s promised tutorial for the very 18th-century-popular fly fringe! Today it is up on Fancy Girl!!! *Dance ’til I faint*

Fly Fringe

The fly fringe is back!

February 5, 2009

Vivcore has re-discovered a lost art in 18th century decoration techniques! The fly fringe!

Fly fringe on a dress from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fly fringe on a dress from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For some reason I just haven’t gone in for a closer look at what it is – I’ve just figured It’s made by fringing the actual fabric in some kind of way. Vivcore explains it all here and I can’t wait to see a tutorial on Fancy Girl! I’m definetley gonna use the technique in my project!!!

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