Hi, I might be making some sheer roman blinds for a restaurant. They have 3 large, south facing windows (230cm wide x 170cm drop) overlooking a river so don't want to block the view. The blinds will be lowered a third perhaps so as to cut out the direct sun from diners. It will be the first season for the restaurant owners who don't really know how much of a problem the sun will be.
I am thinking of railroading the fabric to avoid having vertical seams on show when the blinds are partially lowered. My questions are:
Do sheer romans look better with blind tape to hold the rods or pockets made in the fabric?
If I make the rod pockets in the fabric then I can 'hide' the join needed to get the correct drop on the blind in one of them, if I use tape could the join be masked with the machining for the tape or would it be a bit bulky?
If I use tape, do you thread the cord directly through the cord guide or is it better to attach a split ring and put the cord through that?
Think that's all!! Thanks in advance for any help.