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© Simone Howe
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© Simone Howe

Simone Howe

  • Passementier
  • Taucha, Germany
  • Master Artisan
Simone Howe Passementier
German, English
By appointment only
+49 34298494299
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Reviving the ancient art of passementerie

  • • Simone is a specialist in reproducing historical designs
  • • She revives the use of traditional techniques and tools
  • • She has dedicated over 25 years to her craft

At the beginning, weaving on the loom, rope making and passementerie were just hobbies for Simone Howe . As the years passed, spending time reconstructing historical works, unearthing long forgotten techniques and reinventing them, the craft became both her life passion and profession. In 1996, after two years in front of a screen working in textile design, Simone Howe joined Posamenten Müller in Munich, famed for its decorative trimmings. The fruitful collaboration lasted for 23 years. In 2019, Simone Howe moved to Leipzig and started her own workshop under the label Howe Home, supplying Institutions such as museums and private customers alike, with high quality passementerie.

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Easter egg

To create this Easter egg shaped embellishment, several layers of silks were overlapped on a wooden model. Delicately twisted cords of silk were then placed onto the egg for decorative detail.

Height 5 cm

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Key tassels

These decorative key tassels were handcrafted following several steps. The viscose fiber was rolled around a wooden model and fixed using a woven net. The fringe was then twisted onto wire and sewn onto the wooden model. The result is a beautiful pair of tassels, which are true to traditional style.

Height 10 cm

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Bow trimming

This elegant golden bow trimming was handwoven with precious silk and cotton gimps, following the traditional techniques. The result is a beautiful old-fashioned trimming.

Height 3 cm

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Curtain hooks

Different wooden models were covered with silk to create these elegant curtain hooks. The fringe was braided with a wire and hand-twisted, while the cord was spun and hand-twisted.

Height 15 cm

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