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30-Minutes with Workroom Tech: Episode Eight / Applying Trims

In episode 8 of the Sew Much More Podcast: 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech (air date January 23, 2019), host Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock discuss trims, and how to apply trim to your drapery and soft furnishing projects.

You can listen to the podcast here: 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech Episode Eight

Trims are the icing on the cake. It is amazing how much of an impact trims can make. Something as simple as an inset ribbon, can be quite beautiful.

There are many types of trim. In this podcast the topic is "purchased trim", and not trim made from fabric. Susan categorizes trim into three groups: fringe, tapes, and cording.

Example of coordinating tassel fringe, tape and twist cord

Fringe includes tassel trim with free-hanging tassels, beads, looped yarns, cut yarns or pompom’s. There is also bullion fringe, which has a length of twisted yarn falling from the tape. An example of a bullion fringe is pictured below (Samuel & Sons)