Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Empire with Knots
M'Fay's Classic Empire valance pattern was used to make these. The original M'Fay Empire had a straight bottom horn, but the new Classic Empire pattern's horn is curved. I used the slightly fuller swag of the new pattern and the straight bottom of the original horn.
25 yards of cording for the tops came with a lip which had to be removed and then the cord had to be picked clean of all the little whiskers that stayed behind.
By the time all these were mounted I think my hands were shaking because the photo is a little blurry!
And I could have dressed the swags and horns a little better.... oh well, it's just a workroom shot. It's odd that sometimes I don't notice that a treatment is sloppily dressed until I've photographed it. Also when I read over the text of a blog post while I'm writing it, I often don't notice misspellings etc, but after I've posted it and look at the actual blog, I see the mistakes.