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Curtain Making

 

Curtain Design and Window Treatments

 

We are offering a one to five day intensive course covering:

Day One:

  • How to decide on the best window treatment for your home and how to measure various window styles correctly.
  • Estimate fabric quantities, and suitability of fabric and design for different shaped windows
  • To join fabric widths matching pattern repeats
  • Joining linings and interlining
  • You will make a lined sample curtain using traditional hand stitching, with mitred corners and weights.

                                                                                                  

Day Two:

  • Discussion on different types of poles, tracks and pelmets
  • Demonstration of the different types of handmade curtain headings such as double and triple pleats, goblets, eyelets, wave and box pleats using buckram.
  • How to calculate curtain handmade headings
  • You will make an interlined and lined sample with buckram heading and French (triple) pleats

 

Day Three:

  • How to make curtains with contrast edgings, braid and beading
  • How to design and measure for awkward shaped windows, including correct hardware and how to dress the finished curtains
  • How to construct goblets and box pleats
  • You will make a interlined sample with goblet pleats and a contrast edge

 

Day Four:

  • How to design and fit a Roman Blind
  • Whether to use a kit or traditional batten
  • How to construct a blind with or without top stitching
  • You will make a sample Roman blind with no visible top stitching

 

Day Five:

  • How to design and fit a fabric valance
  • How to design and fit an upholstered pelmet
  • You will make a sample hard pelmet with a trimmed edge
  • Comprehensive discussion on setting up and running your own soft furnishings business, including pricing, estimates, presentation and suppliers

 
E. courses@awakenhiddenskills.com     T. 01488 668699 / 07990 970158