13th January 2013, Sunday @ 5.10pm
What is SOUTACHE?
A SOUTACHE (as defined by Wikipedia) is a narrow flat braid trim used to decorate clothing fabric upholstery or drapery. The braided trim may also be used to hide a seam in a piece of clothing as well as for decorations. Today, many people are using soutache to cover the hem of bridal veils or to create floral patterns. The thread/cords used to make a soutache come in many colours and are often made of natural fabrics such as silk and wool. Now, the colourful cords are also used in jewelry making.
Remember this CHINESE BUTTON EARRINGS which I posted a long time ago. I bought it at a craft shop in town and it struck my mind that it is also using the braided cord/trim but it combines with CHINESE KNOTTING.
The braided cord used here is 0.2mm thin and it is mostly glued to each other together with the beads.
Ok ... gotta do some research on it as well as to find source of supply for the braided cord.
Thanks for dropping by & having a productive week ahead!