Published at Sunday, January 06th, 2019 - 15:52:16 PM. Curtain. By Astrid Wallmann.
As you might envision, faux silk is much more affordable. Curtain manufacturers all around the world are at the moment designing ready made silk curtains in various designs. You can now have eyelet fauxsilk curtains, embroidered fauxsilk curtains and even dupion faux silk curtains. Dupion is a faux silk stuff with a pronounced slub effect. With dupion curtains the stress is more on texture, while the twinkle is a lot less. This tends to make them ultimate for those who don’t like the shiny effect of silk.
The most popular curtains have a pencil pleat heading usually with a 7.5 cm wide heading tape with three rows of woven pockets that allows for adjustment in height when hung. The heading tape has three draw cords running the length of the tape. The cords are pulled up to create the pencil pleat effect and should be knotted at both ends before gathering the tape. A more softly gathered look will be achieved if the cords are pulled less. Ideally, the cords should never be cut, as it is necessary to untie them and flatten out the gathers for cleaning. Pinch pleated or French pleated curtains have a slightly more sophisticated look with evening spaced triple pleats across the width of the heading. Because of the pleat and gap arrangement the curtains will fold back neatly and hang better than standard pencil pleat curtains, with gathers and neat pleats that are uniform. Also, because pinch pleated curtains fold back so neatly and "tighter" than pencil pleated curtains they are ideally suited to windows where the fabric needs to be as far as possible from the glass to allow more natural light in. Therefore pinch pleat curtains work well for bay windows, patio or French windows allowing more light in and not obstructing the view.
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