Course Provider: Make For Home
Contact Name: Janet Fogarty
Telephone: 07904 294067
12 Romford Road
Ashton on Mersey
Course Length: 7 hours
5 star rating, 2 reviewers.
I am City & Guilds trained and qualified in soft furnishing making and hold Level 3 Award in Education & Training. I will teach you how to make bespoke soft furnishings to a professional standard.
These 2 workshops are more suitable for those with some sewing experience.
You will learn how to produce professionally finished curtains, considered to be "high end" luxury. Following traditional techniques, they are predominantly hand sewn with weighted hems and mitred corners. The internal layer adds a sumptuous feel and appearance, whilst acting as an insulator. You will learn how to pattern match and join fabrics, create different handmade headings including double & triple pleat, box, cartridge, and goblet pleats.
Interlined Roman Blind
The methods used to construct this type of Roman blind are at the top end of soft furnishing making. You will learn how to construct a blind with an internal layer, which gives structure, luxury and insulation properties to your blind. The rod pockets on the reverse of the blind are contained within the lining fabric and there are no unsightly stitch lines showing on the front of the blind.
You will learn how to construct a blind, both with a standard fold, where all of the pleats stack neatly on top of each other and also learn how to set them so that they cascade, known as a waterfall effect. The techniques covered are essential if you are thinking of starting your own business making soft furnishings or if you would love to make luxury items for your own home.
I have devised a Roman blind calculator which eliminates all the complicated maths necessary when working out your rod pocket placement, both on the face and the lining fabrics which can be particularly difficult on cascading blinds. You will be given permanent, free access to this. (Requires Excel or compatible software.)
This is a full day workshop where you will make a sample size Roman blind. This will include all of the techniques required when making and hanging full size blinds and will become a valuable reference. You will be given comprehensive notes which include step by step instructions.
You are legally obliged to make any blind compliant with current safety legislation. We will discuss your legal obligations and I will demonstrate what is required.
What's included in the price?
What's included in the price?
A warm welcome, all tools and fabric needed, along with homemade lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Comprehensive course notes.
Book and come along with a friend and you will both receive 20 % discount
You can find further information on my website via the link above.
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