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    I wanted to share with you a sample that was made in my workroom last week for my showroom. I have had the fabric under my table for at least 6 months so its probably discontinued by now. It is an Andrew Martin fabric called Jasper.It was made by one of my ladies I think she has done a fantastic job and I am delighted with it.

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    Kindest Regards

    Penny

    Denton Drapes

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    Wow Penny, thats a fantastic blind. Tell your lady from me she should be very proud of her sample , its fab!

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    • #3
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      Hi Penny,

      What a beautiful blind, the beads look great what a good match. Gorgeous sample.

      Regards

      Irene

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      • #4
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        The blind is so striking and beautifully made too! What a talented lady you have working for you. I bet she's thrilled you have it on display in your showroom.

        Rosie

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          Re: Cascade Blind with shaped trimmed bottom

          Ooo, that's lovely. Love the shaping.....and the cascade.....and the fabric.....and the trim. Think I need to get more creative.
          Jane

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          • #6
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            Penny , do you think your lovely lady would be willing to share her expertise in making with us??? I'd love to know how she got the beads so perfect on a shaped edge, I always struggle and would love mine to look that great

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              Re: Cascade Blind with shaped trimmed bottom

              Hi Tam
              I will ask her, I know it was quite fiddly but she has loads of patience.
              Thanks for all the lovely comments, I have had that idea to use the beads and shaping in my head for months.
              Kindest Regards

              Penny

              Denton Drapes

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              • #8
                Re: Cascade Blind with shaped trimmed bottom

                Hi Penny

                That looks wonderful all goes together very well.

                Thank you for showing us - How has she attached the trim?

                Kathy
                K W Designs
                Bournemouth

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                • #9
                  Re: Cascade Blind with shaped trimmed bottom

                  Hiya, i am 'the lady' Penny speaks of

                  I didn't do anything special at all. Just made sure i had the long bead centralised on the middle point and worked my way up one side, and then initially turned it over and worked away from the central point for the second side, but i had to unpick as i couldn't get the ribbon lined up perfectly against the S/A as the beads got in the way. So instead i had to very carefully work back towards the middle in short steps and at least then i knew the s/a would be perfect when i sewed the facing on.

                  Putting the facing on just required a good zip foot and two goes at it as the first stitch wasn't quite close enough to the edge. There was a slight amount of rucking one side, and i think this came about when sewing the facing on. I think i could have got away with using a longer stitch as there was no pressure on the seam at all. We then cut buckram to shape and fused it on the back to help keep its shape, and we chose to place the lathe outside the blind in its own pocket (something i was taught at college) as this means there is no bulk showing at the front which distort the face of the blind.

                  Glad everyone likes it! As ever i only see the flaws and never the good!

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                    Re: Cascade Blind with shaped trimmed bottom

                    Hello Apprentice,

                    I am not sure that name fits, as you are very accomplished to make such a beautiful blind! Please be proud of your work. You obviously take lots of care with it and should be thrilled if this piece is on display in a showroom.

                    I put my lathe in an outside pocket on shaped bottom blinds for the same reason. it's very nice to know I'm in good company.

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                      Re: Cascade Blind with shaped trimmed bottom

                      Wow Penny & Apprentice This blind is beautiful (as is all the work you have shared with us)
                      but please Rosie & Apprentice you have lost me...lathes on out side of shaped blinds would you mind sharing this expertice with a pretty non creative curtainmaker
                      Regards
                      Mairi

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cascade Blind with shaped trimmed bottom

                        wow is my reaction......very well made.....love the bead trim also...
                        sharon

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                        • #13
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                          Hi Penny and apprentice
                          Really like the blind you havemade looks great.
                          Funny you had the fabric under the table for 6 months......thats usually how long Andrew Martin take to supply anything we order
                          Best one we had was a fabric they had supplied to us in February this year and the invoice turned up last week
                          Cheers
                          Clark

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                          • #14
                            Re: Cascade Blind with shaped trimmed bottom

                            Hi Penny and apprentice
                            Lovely blind well done.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Cascade Blind with shaped trimmed bottom

                              Hello,

                              I machine a large channel in the lining (like a big rod pocket). I put my weight bar/bottom lathe in there so it does not go betwween the lining and the face fabric. I slip stitch it down. It seems to stops the weight bar pushing face fabric forward. It keeps it smooth as the bulk of the weight bar comes out at the back of the lining. Is this like your way Apprentice or do you do something else?

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