Fringes

Fringes may be used on the ends of stoles, on the hood of a cope and along the bottom edges of various paraments. If you want fringes there will always be an additional charge but the amount will vary depending on the type of fringe chosen. Below is a selection of fringes that are available. Some are commercially made and these will be consistant. However, I also hand make lots of fringes - some where I am unravelling the fabric to create a fringe and embroidering a top header or adding knotting, others where I am hand weaving the fringe using different weaving methods.   The advantage of a handmade fringe is that I can use the same threads as those used in the embroidery ensuring colour matching.  With commercially woven fringes I have to choose the threads to match the fringe rather than the other way around.   Whether commercially available or hand made, the advantage of a bullion style fringe is that it does not fray.   Those with cut ends will fluff up slightly at the ends over time.

The prices shown are the extra charge I would make for adding to a 12cm (4.5 inches) wide stole and should be used for comparison between the different types.  The actual charge may vary depending on what stole, vestment or parament is being made.

handwoven fringe

handmade - This example is a weft-faced weave in a mixture of wool and metallic silver.  It is a twisted bullion fringe designed to co-ordinate with the tartan. 8cm depth.

£55

  gold fringe-fine

commercial - This is a fine twisted bullion metallic gold fringe - approximately 5cm depth

£15

handwoven fringe

handmade - This example is a weft-faced weave in a mixture of wool and metallic gold.  It is a twisted bullion fringe designed to exactly match the tartan. 9cm depth

£60

  gold fringe-heavy

commercial - This is a heavy twisted bullion metallic gold fringe and is available at either 5cm or 7.5cm depth. Here it is shown with an embroidered orphrey style tape.

£15

gold tartan fringe

handmade - The fringe header tape is machine embroidery on top of tartan which has been unravelled to create the fringe.  10cm depth.

£40

  gold bullion fringe

commercial - This is antique style gold wire bullion about 7cm depth.  It is quite heavy in weight because it is real metal (not actually gold)

£45

handwoven fringe

handmade - This fringe is warp-faced inkle woven header with hand knotted tasselled fringe in a mixture of silk and linen threads.

12cm depth.

£65

  tasseled gold fringe

commercial - This is a knotted and tasselled fringe from Italy.  I can make something very similar at a similar price.  The tassels are 6cm long and the full depth of the fringe is 9cm.

£80

knotted tartan fringe

handmade - The fringe header tape is machine embroidery on top of tartan which along with the tartan of the lining has been unravelled and then knotted to create the fringe. 10cm depth

£45

  felt fringe

handmade - This style of fringe is incorporated into the bottom of handmade felt and so is only available in that context. It is a suitable fringe for pulpit falls.

handwoven fringe

handmade - This fringe is a twisted bullion inkle woven fringe made with a combination of wool and metallic yarns.  8cm depth.

£65

  knotted tartan fringe

handmade - This fringe is made by fraying/unravelling the fabric of both the front and lining of the stole and then knotting them together to make fine tassels

£30


Ruth Black, The Workshop, Inchmore, Kirkhill, Inverness IV5 7PX
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