Trim – Ric Rac

By | May 7, 2016
Several ric-rac trims. Source:

Several ric-rac trims. Source:

A flat and (usually) narrow woven braid trim in a regular wavy shape is called ric-rac. Sometimes you’ll see it spelled rick-rack.

It was very popular in the 1970s and is associated with pioneer and Western wear. It still turns up on some children’s clothes and kitschy home items. It’s available in a huge variety of widths and colors. It can be stitched down or glued, depending on the project.

I suspect there are a few anime characters bedecked with ric-rac, although I couldn’t name any.

Ric-rac is usually a polyester blend and reasonably washable, but always check the label when buying.

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