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    Hiya,

    Penny has been kind enough to allow me to post some photos here of a recent job the girls completed in the workroom.

    This is the first room we have been asked to undertake, about to start another room very soon. The customer is rather OTT in her tastes, however i am sure you will agree that while the decorative treatments might not be everyones cup of tea, the execution of the work was to a very high standard.







    Apologies for the quality of some of the photos! The last swag was in the lady's toilet and trying to get a decent photo was near on impossible

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    I hope everyone in the workroom is pleased with this project. How many more rooms have you got left to complete?
    Louise


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    • #3
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      The lady may have OTT taste but everything is lovely

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      • #4
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        lovely work well done to all
        cracker

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          Oh My Goodness, Apprentice!

          The quality of the work is just.....superb! It looks like you've used an Italian Damask Fabric for this job?.... Really not an easy fabric to get to drape but you have managed it so very well! The pattern placement on your bed corona curtains and the window curtains and swags and tails is just perfect. I'm an addict of pleating to pattern...... I feel I must say again it doesn't look like the easiest fabric to drape but your pleating to pattern in spot on. Well done to all the girls in your work room!

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          • #6
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            Hi Louise,

            We have two more bedrooms to do. The next one is with a four poster with swags and tails, the third master bed will also be a corona over the bed.

            We used 47 mts of main cloth in the pictured bedroom and 42 mts of plain. I have to say by the end of that job, we were all rather glad to put that fabric to one side and put some fresh stuff on the table At one stage Penny was talking about fashioning some clothes out of the remnants, just incase the swine flu outbreak saw us quarantined

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            • #7
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              Oh wow! what a lovely job you have all done , well done. You should be very pleased with yourselves.

              The pleating by design is fantastic.

              Its no wonder that you are all so pleased with the finished goods, I would be

              Now all I need is tips on swags and tails, my next job is just that Im hoping its not going to hurt too much

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              • #8
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                Beautiful work.

                I have completely fallen for the blue swag, it's perfect.

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                • #9
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                  That is wonderfull work well done.

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                  • #10
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                    wow,wow,wow, agree with all that has been said. great pattern placement, pleating to design perfect. Love the corona too.
                    sharon

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                    • #11
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                      looking at the last the pic, the blue swag can i ask about the right hand side. How was the side covered or finished as the jabot or whatever its called dosnt have a return?
                      thanks
                      Sharon

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                      • #12
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                        Thanks for the lovely replies, Penny will be delighted as she worked very hard to bring th project together successfully.

                        There were lots of other components that i haven't shown, a window seat, small decorative curtains for a dressing table with a contrast pad, some beautiful bow tiebacks that one of the more experienced ladies in the workroom rustled up and then some country cottage check curtains.

                        Jules came down to the workroom for a week at a time and pretty much worked solely on the curtains, and i did bits and pieces including the blue swag and double tail. The double tail had two joins running down the fold at either edge to allow for pattern placement on the back piece and also a pattern match where the sides pieces met in the middle.

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                        • #13
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                          Hi, dont think i explained what i meant about the double tail. Usually a tail has a return that covers the side, the double tail in the right of the picture looks like it is just on the front of the board, so how is the side/return part of the board finished/concealed?
                          Thanks
                          Sharon

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                          • #14
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                            Sorry Sharon,

                            i didn't see your reply when i posted.

                            I believe the double tail was placed on the front of the pelmet board and there was no return to the wall on that side. The pelmet board was covered in the same fabric, and the right side of the window treatment was facing the far wall, so in terms of visibility, the return on the left of the board was the important aspect.

                            However i am not sure what the procedure would be if both sides of the window were visible in a room. When i made a similar treatment for my house, i used a pole and used a scarf drapery effect with a double tail on one end and a tail the other. Perhaps it's a case of choosing the right swags and tail treatment for the right window.

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                            • #15
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                              What a fabulous job. You must have all worked so hard.....and be so ready for a change of fabric. The pleating by design really does make such a massive difference to the overall effect.

                              Love the one in the loo too (makes my loo look SO underdressed)
                              Jane

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