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
Many thanks to Jan who sent photos of this wing backed chair recently recovered in Bamburgh plaid.
“I chose this lovely material to make over a chair that belonged to my Mum, it is sentimental to me and I wanted it to look special, I found a really good guy who has done a wonderful job reupholstering it for me, what more can I say…………., I'm one happy customer!
...............the quality of the material made a huge difference and he said it was some of the best he had ever used!"
As the world looks around for alternatives to man-made fibres that are full of chemicals, wool is finding itself increasingly in the spotlight.
Wool is made by using the hair of animals such as sheep and goats. It has been around for generations and is used as the base material in clothes and bedding and has an increasing fashionable role in interior furnishings
Wool used to be something your grandma would use to knit your Christmas jumper with but now it is becoming one of the trendiest eco-friendly textiles on the market.
Wool is at the height of luxury with merino, the supermodel of wool, in demand by high-end consumers around the world. The best thing about wool is that it is entirely natural, as long as no chemicals are added when colouring or preserving the wool.
Wool is an amazing textile, full of important properties that make it hugely attractive. One of the big benefits of wool is that it can absorb moisture amazingly well. Wool does this by drawing moisture into the core of its fibres.
This is really helpful went you need an item of clothing or materials that keep feeling dry for a long time. In addition to this, wool also breathes really well which helps woollen clothes to retain a light and airy feel.
Interestingly, wool has natural fire retardant properties and this is why wool is increasingly being used hotel furnishings.
The natural lanolin in wool helps to repel dust mites and bed bugs and in a world where children are increasingly suffering from eczema and asthma this is most welcome.
It would seem that the world is enjoying rediscovering wool.
Fashion, trends and even technology dictates the new products, skills and services our industry must master in this ever changing world of home furnishings.....