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The Rosette Co

205 HIGH STREET KINROSS KY13 8DL

Tel:01577 861414   Fax: 01577 861849

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Welcome to The Rosette Co  web site. Our goal is to provide you with useful information that we hope makes it easier for you to do business with us. We value our reputation as one of the leading rosette manufacturers in the UK and on providing top quality rosettes at prices our competitors find hard to beat.

We provide a fast reliable service supplying rosettes throughout the world,in the UK we even offer a next day service, we have been supplying rosettes and awards since 1997. Our rosettes are designed by a qualified designer and are often copied but never beaten. From a single birthday,celebration or hen night rosette to a national political campaign, large equestrian,cat or canine show our rosettes are hard to beat. As our existing customers are aware our service and quality is second to none, remember our quality is your confidence. For an instant quotation use the form found here.

All our rosette orders are well packed in film front bags and shipped in sturdy cardboard boxes ensuring they travel securely and can be readily seen when you unpack them. Advise us of the show schedule and we will pack rosettes to specific rings and classes.

Feel free to browse around the site. If you have any comments,suggestions or questions about our products or simply need more information click on the email address listed on all pages of the site.

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Ribbon History

Beautiful ribbons, once only affordable by the nobility of the French society in the 17th century, are now experiencing renewed interest and adoration. Not only are they beautiful to behold, wonderful to use as embellishments, and sensuous to the touch, ribbons are also used to express emotions and feelings of pride, reward accomplishments and excellence, and provide opportunities for hours of creative expression.

Throughout our lives, ribbons are associated with special moments, birthday packages dressed with ribbons hint of the treasures to be found inside and bridal flowers and accessories with flowing ribbon streamers add to the promise of a happy future. What would the holiday season be without red satin and velvet ribbons accenting the greenery of wreaths and garlands? Songwriters and poets have included images of ribbons to tell their stories. The yellow ribbon, so popular during the Persian Gulf war was first associated with a Civil War Ballad, "She wore a yellow ribbon".

With the many colours, patterns, textures, and sizes of ribbons available today, it is no wonder that they are often used with abandonment, to decorate our homes, our clothing, our crafts and hobbies, our gifts and packages, as we nurture our aesthetic sense of beauty and elegance.

Although the first ribbon factory in the United States was founded in 1815, ribbons were being made in Europe for some time. Colonial Americans had rejected the use of ribbons due to anti-English political feelings. In France and then England, the use of ribbons represented nobility, in fact at one point, English Parliament reserved the wearing of ribbons by only nobility. At first ribbons were made in the homes of peasant farmers on looms that they rented from the manufacturers.

The invention of an advanced loom capable of weaving numerous ribbons at one time, heralded a breakthrough in the production of ribbons. The popularity was such that the number of looms in Basle, Switzerland, a leading ribbon producing region, went from 1,225 in 1775 to 7,631 in 1870.

The introduction of the jaquard loom around 1815 and the floral and pictoral ribbons that it made, further expanded the use and desire for lovely ribbons. At the height of their popularity as a fashion embellishment during the 17th and 18th centuries, ribbons were favored by men as well as women. Shoes and hats were lavishly trimmed with ribbon rosettes and cockades. Garments were excessively embroidered and embellished with ribbons of silk and gold. In fact, one male garment in the Victoria and Albert museum is trimmed with 250 yards of ribbons.

Many of the techniques for ribbon manipulation that we use today in our creations are taken from these earlier examples and recreated in present day ribbons. Ribbon roses, for instance, were very popular with our Victorian ancestors and their ancestors before them. The popular ladies magazines of the early 1900's featured this classic Victoriana flower as hair ornaments, on belts and bags, lingerie items, and on decorative pillows for the home. Ribbon embroidery also had its roots in the elaborate embellishments of the French and English ball gowns and accessories and was later seen in examples of fine handwork on Victorian crazy quilts.

 

Rosettes are ornamental devices made from ribbon which is pleated or crimped to form a shape which suggests a flower. Often, a rosette may be decorated with trailing ribbons as well. Numerous governments and organizations give out rosettes to recognize significant achievements, ranging from taking first place in a horse show to being injured in combat. The term is also used to refer to a bowknot, a circular construction of ribbon which is sometimes given out with medals.

The term comes from the Old French rosette as a diminutive for “rose.” As far back as 1790, English speakers were referring to rose shaped bunches of ribbons as rosettes. These rosettes were often purely ornamental, denoting no particular honours or recognition, as is still the case with some modern rosettes. The use of rosettes in honours appears to have begun around 1802, with Napoleon.

Typically, silk and satin are used to make rosettes, although silk rosettes are more traditional. These glossy textiles can give rosettes a living look and feel as they reflect light. The ribbons used can be any colour or combination of colours, although specific colours have certain meanings. These meanings change from nation to nation, especially with military medals, which can lead to confusion. In some cases, a space may be left in the middle of the rosette, so that honours can be written out or printed. If trailing ribbons are included, they are usually colour coordinated with the primary rosette

 

What is a rosette ?

People who have received rosettes as part of honours or awards can wear or display them. Many people wear the rosettes when they are awarded, and move them to a display case along with other mementos afterwards. Typically, military honours may be worn at formal occasions, while rosettes given out as prizes are generally not worn. Ornamental rosettes are usually significantly smaller than those awarded for honours, and they are often sewn into garments.

The circular bowknot dates from 1802, when it was first presented with the Legion of Honour. It was initially presented with the medal so that honorees would have something to wear when wearing a medal might not be appropriate. The bowknot started out quite large, and shrank down to be a more manageable size by 1850. When protocol precludes the wearing of medals, honorees with bowknots can wear their rosettes. In some cases, the bowknot may be pinned to the medal's ribbon at the time of presentation.

 

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Full colour centres for your rosettes!

The Rosette Co are one of the first companies in the world to offer this service, from a simple text and logo to a full colour photograph great for hen night rosettes, makes a great rosette look stunning.

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