During the summer of 2013 I was able to spend time at Au Ver a Soie and learn more about their capabilities. I knew they made some round braids (below) but the most fun was digging through the boxes of special things they made for the couture industry, looking for ideas. One of the things I came upon were these absolutely beautiful flat silk braids. These seven rolls were already made and were looking for a customer and were in colors in our historic color palette already! Access Commodities immediately imported them for me - they are very close to the sweet bag braids used for frog purses, grape purses, and bags and will work wonderfully for them.
I am selling them by the meter and will cut to measure so you can order multiple meters if needed and they will be continuous. The braids are just 3 mm wide.
Laying on top of the braids is a second type and much smaller. This is a pre-production sample of a braid used in stumpwork to make the small ties on shoes. This was my approval sample for a suite of braids to come in 2015 and placed here for scale.