We make a lot of shades here. A lot, a lot, a lot of shades. Some turn out great. Some turn out.... just fine, okay, meh. And some I look at and just cringe. You know, I'm a trade workroom, and sometimes I have zero input during the design and fabric selection process, and I have to do the best with what I get.
What makes the difference between a great shade and an awful shade?...... mostly, the appropriateness of the fabric. Fabrics for shades not only must look good, but also need to behave well and fold easily. The best shade fabrics train themselves after raising and lowering just two or three times.
Here is a gallery of shades we've recently fabricated for Fabric Factory Outlet. All are made with fabrics that lend themselves perfectly to their end use, and all of them just happen to qualify as Fab Fabrics.
Something about this color combination just floors me. Perhaps because it embodies the colors of my favorite autumn month, November, but for whatever reason, I can't get enough of gazing at this fabric.