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A contemporary take on trimming

Five Top by Jana Platina Phipps

“As the economy continues to recover, furnishing design is moving from unadorned to tailored with a tinge of decoration,” explained Jana Platina Phipps, a trimming designer known to her clients as the Trim Queen. “Flat tapes, unlike their frilly sisters, brush and tassel fringes, are less likely to overwhelm your upholstery, or your client.” ¶ Tapes, most of which can actually be classified as narrow textiles as opposed to passamenterie, are grouped into four categories: ribbons, knitted bandings, embroideries and woven tapes. “If you are a designer or fabricator, you know that there are a million ways to get creative with trims,” added Phipps. “And if you haven’t been using trimmings lately, these tape applications may be a way to ease into the trend of modern embellishment.” V

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