At 2:17 AM +0000 7/11/02, genrose1050 wrote:
>Does anyone know if *anywhere/anywhen* in period trim for garments
>or household articles was made by braiding ribbon or thin strips of
>cloth? How about using ribbon or thin strips of cloth, manipulating
>it by smocking, gathering, folding and/or tacking to make a
>dimensional or muti-colored effect, or sewing it into shapes, then
>applying it to a garment or article??
The only style I can think of that sounds like the latter description
was popular in the later 18th century and after.
Heather Rose Jones