Made to measure curtains produced with hand sewn seams and hems will look luxurious. Curtains play a huge roll in a room scheme. Curtains could make or break a room. The weight of the fabric and types of fibre used enhance the feel of the curtain Choosing blackout lining will cut out drafts and help protect the front from sunlight in turn this will add to the life of the curtain.
Curtains can completely change the mood of a room from cold and dated to warm and inviting. A curtain should compliment a room and not dominate a room. So when you walk in to you should see the whole room. It’s important to pick a design that goes well with your colour scheme. It’s amazing how much work curtains do to enhance a room Keeping it cool in summer, the heat in during the winter, and the light out on a bright summers day. When you get your room scheme right you should have a feeling of security and well being.
Wave curtains are designed to fit special roller gliders in order to create a wave effect. The advantage of these curtains is that they stack back very neatly and tightly. Hanging from hangers and folding neatly as they do, wave curtains can be fitted to fold up quite tightly and open smoothly. They do not require wall space behind them when open, and can hug the edge of the window in a discreet fashion.
Pleating the header bunches up the fabric at the top, creating a drop rich in folds that can slide back neatly much like a wave or eyelet curtain.
One way I attach the pleats is to use buckram. The advantage of making curtains with buckram rather than tape is it produces a really crisp, sophisticated look that won’t easily deform. The material is brilliant to stick with and sets very firmly once shaped. The pleats will always be crisp and do not move around with use, which can happen with curtains fixed using tape.
Eyelets are a great hanging alternative to rings. Set within the fabric, eyelets allow the pole to be threaded through the curtain. Extending the whole set upward for a floor-to-ceiling look that folds away quite smoothly and neatly.
I provide an eyelet-fitting service with an eyelet press that can fit eyelets of all sizes, A speciality service performed in my workshop in West Hythe.