TRIMMINGS AND FRINGES
Fringes refers to an ornamental border of threads left loose from a raveled edge or looped threads, cords, beads, threads or tassels attached from a separate strip, used as a fabric trim.
1. Fringes: are beautiful ways to enhance the color scheme of your fabrics and add texture to a room setting whether on accessories, furnishings or window treatments.
2. Brush Fringe/Ruche/Cut Fringe: sometimes referred to as moss fringe or ruche is used to accent pillows and cushions. Brush fringe gives the appearance of a soft, brushed edge and is offered in varying lengths and thicknesses, as well as in many different colors. Brush fringe is traditionally featured in seams of upholstered furniture and as an accent on heavy draperies.
3. Loop Fringe/Looped Ruche/Scallop Fringe/Fan Edge : is similar to brush fringe, but the ends are connected or looped instead of cut. It is often used to trim decorative pillows and cushions, as well as edges of tablecloths and draperies.
4. Tassel Fringe: adds elegance to a room and is featured on curtains, draperies, bed canopies, decorative pillows, table skirts, table covers, table runners, and on small pieces of accent furniture like footstools, boudoir chairs, and luggage racks.
5. Bullion Fringe/Roll Top Bullion, once popular on sofas, was replaced over the years with solid skirts. Today, the designer is not replacing the skirt, but covering it with bullion fringe. Bullions are also featured on curtains, throws and cushions, from the most dainty to the most massively scaled interiors.
6. Chainette Fringe may be used as bullion fringes, but on a smaller, more decorative level.
7. Knot/Trellis Fringe for many years was featured on area rugs. Today, one is limited only by his or her imagination. Knot fringes are used in casual settings on decorative pillows, bed canopies, draperies and furniture throws.
8. Ball Fringe/Pom Pom Fringe/Bobble Fringe, used for everything from window treatments to bed canopies, adds a charming look.
9. Beaded Fringe, used in a manner similar to tassel fringe, is the new wave in fringe. Composed of glass beads, wood, shells, metal or plastic, they add a bit of sparkle to draperies and accessories.
10.Braids/Flat Trimmings may be either knitted or woven and provide an exceptional decorative border for valances, window treatments, pillows, towels, or any number of home furnishings.
11. Knitted Braids are a wonderful way to add texture and color. With widths from 1/2" (13mm) to 1 1/2" (38mm), braids may be used as a topical treatment. Braids are often seen finishing the edge of a piece of upholstered furniture.
12. "Gimp" Braids are narrow trims made with a tightly woven cordlike material. They have traditionally been used on lampshades and for hiding seams on upholstered furniture, but because of their versatility, gimps may also be found on shoes, hats, and apparel.
13. Cords, Cords with Lip and Flanged Cords can be used in a variety of ways and come with or without lip (flanges) for easy application. Their primary use is to outline the seamed edges of chairs, sofas, ottomans, pillows, cushions and footstools where they add a crisp, defined edge. Cords work beautifully with fringes to carry a color scheme throughout a room setting. Cords without lip can now be paired with tieback tassels (swag tassels) to achieve swag and tassel combinations of any length to suit your particular drapery or window treatment needs.
14. Key Tassels add a delicate touch of color and elegance to armoires, secretaries or other case goods. These tassels are also perfect for accenting pillows and valances.
15. Tiebacks have traditionally been used to hold aside draperies and curtains to achieve the most of a view. Tiebacks are also used to hang from drapery rods, chandeliers, bed canopies and upholstered furniture as accessories.
16. Rosettes are designed to finish off the arms of upholstered sofas and chairs. They can also be applied to drapery valances or at the corners of window treatments. Buttons are primarily used with tufted, upholstered furniture.
17. Tassel is a ball-shaped bunch of plaited or otherwise entangled threads from which at one end protrudes a cord on which the tassel is hung, and which may have loose, dangling threads at the other end. Tassels are normally decorative elements, and as such one often finds