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    I've just fitted this set of interlined silk curtains and padded, canvas based pelmet - The silk has stitch crawl work all over it so I wasn't able to pull the fabric as tight as I'd have liked to on the pelmet. The fabric is one from Laura Ashley, and it wasn't bad to work with. Curtains are dress curtains only, 280gms interlining and 3" pencil pleat tape. Beaded trim to pelmet and tiebacks.

    [attachment=3:1b1khkuk]Silk 1.jpg[/attachment:1b1khkuk]

    [attachment=2:1b1khkuk]silk 2.jpg[/attachment:1b1khkuk]

    I am happy with the results using loomstate canvas, but there is a lot of hand sewing required, slip stitch and herringbone. Transporting the pelmet was very easy but I'm not sure this makes up for all the hand sewing - As a material I give it high scores. Two pictures below show how I did the back - I covered the front with two layers of interlining, one layer on the back to stitch into and hold the fabrics.

    [attachment=1:1b1khkuk]back1.jpg[/attachment:1b1khkuk]

    [attachment=0:1b1khkuk]back.jpg[/attachment:1b1khkuk]

    Philip
    Have you registered your business yet?

    http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


    A MyDecozo Directory

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    Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

    Very nice work Philip. Looks beautiful
    Karen Rhodes
    Karen Rhodes Design
    Pole Design

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    • #3
      Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

      very smart Philip! did you get the curtains to fall that way by carefully placing your hooks? the trim is very delicate... how did you attach it please?

      Jx.

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      • #4
        Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

        Jules the trim was hand sewn in before the lining was slip stitched into place and the curtains hooks aren't placed in any particular way, but dressed with a fist at the back and a cupped hand at the front. The curtain tapes were pulled in all the way and not let back out, as the customer didn't want them to close.

        Philip
        Have you registered your business yet?

        http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


        A MyDecozo Directory

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        • #5
          Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

          All very neat! How far apart did you set your hooks to get that effect then Philip?

          Jx.

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          • #6
            Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

            Probably 8 to 10 cms - Tightly pulled pocket tape, hooks every 6th pocket if I remember correctly.
            Have you registered your business yet?

            http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


            A MyDecozo Directory

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            • #7
              Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

              Thank you!

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              • #8
                Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

                Hi Philip

                You have done a superb job, looks fantastic. interlined silk curtains do look scrumptious when they are made and the trim sets it all off lovely.

                Kathy
                K W Designs
                Bournemouth

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                • #9
                  Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

                  Very nice work Phillip, I love beaded trims on pelmets and tie backs, although fiddly they look superb especially on silk.

                  One thing I struggle with is inserting them onto tie backs, so how did you do yours?

                  I love the pelmet too. I did notice that the velcro follows the drop on the sides of the pelmet. Having never used loomstate canvas, only plyboard when making pelmets it occured to me after seeing your photos , that a strip of hook velcro and batton fixed directly to the wall, stopping short of the pelmet length/drop, would hold the pelmet flatter to the wall so it didnt splay, and also give the pelmet a resistance to falling down at the ends! This might help if you cant use a nail gun to secure a plywood pelmet for fear of the nails or staples being visable, and the main fabric being too delicate to try and cover by pulling a few threads over the nails/staple head.

                  Is that what you did Phillip? Add a batten/velcro fixing to the pelmet edge/length, if so, its genius!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

                    Hi Tam

                    I cut my tieback shapes out, draw around them directly onto the fabric, machine around the shape, leaving the bottom open - turn through and insert the tieback shape. I then hand sew the bottom with the beads. With regards to the pelmet, velcro down the sides and the board has legs on each side, these are the same as the board and hang vertically off each end of the pelmet board. Gives a nice crisp turn to the pelmet and the velcro holds it all in place.

                    Philip
                    Have you registered your business yet?

                    http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


                    A MyDecozo Directory

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                    • #11
                      Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

                      Beautiful work Philip, I love the shape of the pelmet.
                      Bev

                      The Window Dresser

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                      • #12
                        Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

                        excellent workmanship phil how do you get such good photos esther

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                        • #13
                          Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

                          Phillip
                          Your curtains and pelmet look beautiful and they are excellently dressed. The pelmet is stunning and the bead trim just finishes it of nicely.
                          Not an easy job to make look so professional. Well done you, you should be running training courses!
                          Kindest Regards

                          Penny

                          Denton Drapes

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                          • #14
                            Re: Interlined Silk Cutains with beaded pelmet

                            Very well said Penny; that is are you going to train people Philip? Everything looks beautiful and dressed so well. Very impressed with the quality of the finish. Well done you.
                            Yvonne

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