Monday, March 29, 2010
Shirred Top Drapery
There are other methods, and here is one: shirring.
In this workroom sample, the gold silk is outlined in a rust microcording, a separate rust layer is added from the back, and the whole thing is shirred. A two-cord shirring tape has been sewn and hidden- I wanted it to look as finished from the back as from the front.
I would like to credit Heather Luke, an English curtain maker, for the inspiration for this curtain. Her amazing curtains are all made by hand, and I wanted to develop a technique to achieve a similar look with faster methods so that I could offer it to my clients.
(SHE doesn't use shirring tape!, and therefore doesn't need to hide it!)