Passementerie worked in white linen thread is the origin of bobbin lace, and passement is an early French word for lace.
Today, passementerie is used with clothing, such as the gold braid on military dress uniforms, and for decorating couture clothing and wedding gowns. They are also used in furniture trimming, such as the Centripetal Spring Armchair of 1849 and some lampshades, draperies, fringes and tassels.
OMG, I didn’t know they had a word for it… I ❤ this stuff.
(well of course don’t be a smart ass – I KNEW there was a word for it, just didn’t know that all it encompassed are all the things I love. *sticks out tongue*)