A glamorous home decoration book, filled with simple, stylish ideas from the founder of VV Rouleaux - Annabel Lewis. An extensive portfolio of ideas and accessories is complemented by clear step-by-step projects, featuring an imaginative range of materials and techniques. Annabel explains simple techniques for weaving, ruching and wiring, as well as showing how to make accessories such as tassels, flowers, tiebacks and the ever adaptable Turk's-head knot. In addition, Ribbons & Trims offers endless design possibilities, with decorative ideas for every room in the home and 25 projects with step-by-step instructions for creating one-off pieces upholstered or trimmed with ribbon, braid, beads or tassels. With pages of beautiful photography by Claire Richardson, and inventive ideas, tips and inspiration for creating new looks, Ribbons & Trims will help you elevate home decor to new heights. Haberdashery has never looked so hip.
Annabel Lewis is founder of VV Rouleaux, the essential emporium for anyone wishing to purchase ribbons, trims, tassels, laces and braids. ('Rouleaux' is French for the inner roll of ribbon and 'VV' stands for very, very good). Sourcing her wonderful stock worldwide, Annabel has built up an enviable portfolio, an archive of incomparable designs, including her own, for silky ribbons in hundreds of hues, bullions, gimps, tiebacks, tassels, beaded trims and flowers. In 2003 VV Rouleaux was awarded first prize for its Grosgrain collection in the Homes & Gardens Awards. Since launching in 1990, the company has grown from a niche North London shop to the most creative passementerie company in Europe, with four retail shops in the UK.