This style of shade must have a name. While making 8 of these, we've been calling it a butterfly shade, but I think that means something else to some people. If you know what they're called, will you please let me know?
It started with a picture in one of my favorite books, "The New Curtain Book" by Stephanie Hoppen. I made a real-scale mockup for my client out of fabric and banding similar to hers. With this as our guide, we worked our way through the details of the actual shades.
The banding was made from a linen ficus print, and we wanted to maximize use of the stem section of the motif.
It was unfortunate that two of the stems were right by the selvedge, making them unusable for wrapped banding..... unless, of course, we cut off the writing and pieced on a cutoff! Yes, we did.