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 III

TOILE DE JOUY Type of fibre: Made from the natural fibre of cotton or linen. How is it manufactured: Toile de Jouy involves a cotton or linen fibre being spun into a thread which is then woven together. Toile de Jouy is characterised by the repeated patterns and imagery that is imprinted onto this fabric.…

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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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