Textiles IV

Curtain lining is the fabric that attaches to the back of a curtain whilst interlining provides an extra layer of fabric between the front of the curtain and the lining. Using lining and interlining will give you a neater, more structured appearance and a full drapery to your window treatments. Most lining and interlinings also have thermal properties…

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Window Treatments III

BLINDS ROLLER A piece of fabric that rolls around a wooden or metal cylinder that is fixed to the top of a window frame. The fabric can then be pulled down as the cylinder turns and this blind then covers the window space. The hanging / pull cord is either attached to the bottom of…

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Textiles II

DAMASK Type of fibre: Can be made from natural or synthetic fibres. Most often made from natural cotton, wool, linen and silk or with a combination of these with various manmade fibres. How is it manufactured: Damask is fashioned by weaving the fabric threads on a computerized jacquard loom (which controls individual yarns and constructs…

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Window Treatments II

DECORATIVE TREATMENTS LAMBREQUIN A valance is a decorative accent piece that covers the curtain rod above a window. A Lambrequin is a valance but is stiff and has the decorative drapery hung over the top and coming down even further on each side of the window. Lambrequins can be placed over windows, doors, shelving or a…

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Window Treatments I

CURTAIN HEADINGS PENCIL PLEAT A standard heading for most curtains and valance that are suspended from tracks and poles above a window frame. A heading tape with 3 hooks positions is sewn at the top of the drapes with 3 rows of string threaded through. This forms a neat row of single ‘pencil pleats’ and…

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