- Rose Mary LeBlanc
Contrasting Hardware and Banding on Drapery Panels
Here are two photos from today's install of drapery panels. The designer's assignment was to select fabrics and drapery hardware to compliment a man's office. She chosen Kirsch hardware in contrasting finishes. The Kensington Heirloom Gold rings and finials make a bold classic statement. Since the hardware went up to the crown molding I opted for a top down install to get the length right.
Banding in a navy blue suede accented the blue in the striped fabric. I always apple banding by hand. It takes abit more time but is always perfect.
Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to keep the stripes lined up straight when sewing pleats. I have found an easy way to do this - I use my trusty tag gun. Be careful when machine sewing not to hit a tag with the needle. The stripes are then lined up straight on both sides of the pleat.