I have a little more to say about the hobbled shades I showed the other day.
HEY, by the way, it's one whole week and I've posted every day! I said I would- so far so good!
These shades are hobbled with ladder tape which also serves as the
cord shroud. However, I also sewed rings. You might wonder if the
rings are redundant, but there is a reason I chose this way.
the folds are 4", there are 50% more folds than usual, which means the
shade can't stack up as compactly as it would if it had 6" folds.
traditional tape with rings would necessitate ring locks, which would
add significantly to the stack in addition to the extra stack due to the
Therefore, I used ladder tape plus rings, to get the least stack I could.
After preparing the shade, I marked the ladder tape in 4" increments with purple disappearing pen.