An elegant "crows foot" style of heading, particularly attractive on interlined and/or deep long curtains where an elegant look is required. Works well when hung from decorative pole..........Whilst Buckram is one way of creating pinch pleats, pre-spaced heading tapes can create an equally stunning look.........
3" Pinch/Triple pleat Tape.....
This handy 3" deep tape pulls up via two draw cords into triple pleats spaced 10cm(4") apart.
Three centrally placed corded pockets to reverse side.
Tip: - All the tapes shown here work on double fullness for fabric calculation. However, when calculating quantity of tape required allow 2.25 x fullness. to allow for adjusting location of pleats
6" Deep Pinch Pleat Tape.......
A real top quality woven pocket tape that is a full 6" deep.
Draws up via 4 draw cords to create pleats spaced every 12.5cm(5")
3 woven pockets towards top of tape
Tip: - To achieve equal spacing across both curtains.
Firstly, calculate the total quantity of tape required. (Track/pole width x 2.25) then fold the tape in half. At this halfway point find the centre point between pleats and cut the tape in two. When attaching your tape work outwards from your cuts..................
P.S..........If the track has an overlap arm adjust accordingly
Rufflette Deep Tridis Tape 5.5" (126mm) deep
Pleats spaced every 12.7cm(5")
2 Draw Cords and 3 woven pockets towards top of tape
Tip: - When your curtains are finished put a tack through the base of the pleat at the front to accentuate that perfect pinch effect
Early weavers used the wool closest to hand but as weaving moved from cottage to weaving shed a number of breeds emerged as best suited for specific end use.
............For us it's Shetland wool that makes our tweeds super soft to handle yet durable enough for upholstery and home furnishings........
and it's all in the construction................."Shetland wool fibres are of a simple construction with a central cortex covered by a thin scaly cuticle, and have an average diameter of about 23 microns. However there is a range from 10 to 20 microns for neck and shoulder wool to 25 to 35 microns for britch wool. The average staple length is 3.5 inches. The amount of crimp varies, and is important in providing the 'bounce' required for knitwear. There is a positive correlation between fineness and crimp, with wool of the finest quality being crimped at between 8 and 12 to the inch.
Wool from Shetland sheep is used to produce gossamer lace, the famous 'Fair isle' knitwear, and fine tweeds."
dyed and spun with a little extra twist the Shetland yarn forms a perfect basis for our luxury tweed
Fashion, trends and even technology dictates the new products, skills and services our industry must master in this ever changing world of home furnishings.....