Passementerie as Object

June 9 - June 11, 2023

Passementerie as Object


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $515
Material Fee: $65

This workshop playfully explores the classic technique of Passementerie, the traditional trim and ribbon technique which originated in France in the 1600’s, through a modern lens. With an emphasis on object and sculpture, participants will weave a variety of techniques on pre-threaded looms before determining which they would like to pursue further. From Planters to Bookmarks, each participant will end this 3-day workshop with an object of their own design, rooted in Passementerie. A wide variety of colorful rope and cords will be provided; you are encouraged to come prepared with a color palette or mood board in mind, as well as examples of inspirational trims etc. An understanding of basic weave structure and loom-threading is expected as we move from traditional 2-dimensional cloth to 3-dimensional sculptures.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Intermediate
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



William Storms

William Storms is a Brooklyn, NY based mathematically driven craftsman, focusing on large scale sculpture. Rooted in the traditional trim and ribbon technique “Passementerie”, Storms’ work has most recently been featured in LUXE Magazine, Business of Home, Interior Design, and Apartment Therapy. William recently launched his eponymous studio, Studio Storms, where he focuses on blending the worlds of art and industry.

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