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Yves Dorget

  • Passementerie Verrier Paris
  • Passementier
  • Paris, France
  • Master Artisan
Yves Dorget Passementier
Contact
French, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 16:30
Phone:
+33 146364901
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Tradition in a tassel

  • • Passementerie Verrier is the last workshop of its kind in Paris
  • • Yves' parents bought the Verrier workshop in 1968
  • • Working with Jacquard looms is Yves' passion

To hear Yves Dorget speak about the tradition of France’s passementerie (also 'trimmings' in English) is to understand the passion that keeps him in his workshop, day after day. It is a passion that propelled him to set up a business partnership with Anne Anquetin to ensure he could focus exclusively on the craft he loves – creating the bespoke tie-backs, tassels and embroidered fringes (and many other elements) that can decorate an interior in much the same way that jewellery adorns a body. “If you’re unaware of passementerie, you may never notice it – the braids and fringes around a lamp, or the tie-back on the drapes – but once you have a sense of these small items, you notice how they change the room,” he says.

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Works

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Galon ROMA

The pattern for this handwoven braid was first created around 1950, and the 10cm-wide version came into production in the 1970s. Crafted on a Jacquard loom, it comprises an intricately intertwining motif edged by a detailed band of pink flowers.

Width 10 cm

Yves Dorget Passementier
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Twin tassels

This is a work in progress: a collaboration with Parisian textile designer Morgan Baroghel Crucq on a new series of 3D fabrics in silk and metallic thread called “Love at First Sight”. Yves created the perfect extension for the fabric, the dark blue and grey square-weave pieces applied to wooden cylinders. The skirt of each tassel consists of fibranne threads.

Yves Dorget Passementier
Photo: Susanna Pozzoli©Michelangelo Foundation
Two Egg Tassels

These two egg-shaped ornamental tassels were specially commissioned for a historic French residence. The tassels include a ruffled collarette, rosettes, embroidered leaves and a wooden head covered with yarn.

13 cm

Yves Dorget Passementier
Photo: Susanna Pozzoli©Michelangelo Foundation
Passementerie Verrier Paris

This is a snapshot of the Verrier workshop where Yves displays many of his handwoven braids, tapes, fringes, tassels, cords and other furniture trimmings.

Height 20 cm
Height 40 cm

Yves Dorget Passementier
Photo: Susanna Pozzoli©Michelangelo Foundation
Cartisanes

Cartisanes are small decorative rosettes of card or wood covered in thread, to be placed on cushions or curtain sashes, and so on. Yves has created these on a hand-operated Jacquard loom.

Diameter 2 cm
Diameter 6 cm

Yves Dorget Passementier

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