Originally started as G J. Turner & Co. Ltd. in 1899 by the current owner's grandfather, Brian Turner Trimmings manufactures hand-made trimmings for some of the most prestigious interiors around the world (they are also manufacturers of furnishing trimmings to Her Majesty the Queen). All the items they produce are made traditionally by their own staff in the UK. They can reproduce any antique or historical trimming or design new items to fit the latest interior, and these can be made from any yarn - from pure silk or hemp to paper or metal.
The Silk Gallery was established in 1989 by Kathryn Thompson who designs and sources her own fabrics and ensures that all manufacture is undertaken in the UK.The silk collections are complemented by a range of trimmings including fringes, gimps and tiebacks, some of which include glamorous Swarovski crystals. The trimmings can also be custom-coloured to suit designers' specific themes.
Handcrafted tassels, braids, fringes, tie-backs. Stock collections in silk, chenille, jute, wool, linen and cotton. Wendy Cushing trained as an apprentice weaver to one of the oldest established manufacturers of royal trimmings. Her range includes both traditional and modern designs in which she sometimes incorporates unusual materials such as leather and crystal. Custom design service. Plus reproduction of historical 17th and 18th century passementerie for restoration projects.