Tassel Materials Sources


A great reference for the history of ornament including tassels:

Franz Meyer’s “a handbook of ornament” (1920)

In another on-line book, The Art of Making: Tassels, the author makes her type 2 tassels with fringe that is flipped over. Nice idea but I think it would be just extra work.

Materials Sources:
I got most of my wooden beads from Fire Mountain Gems

Silk cord and thread:
I ordered my silk threads from Superior Threads, Aurora Silks and Lacis

Other sellers that have been recommended to me:
Redrock Threads: they carry the polyester Floriani 40 wt embroidery thread

Links to Tassel photos in Museums and Auction sites:








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