Made to Measure Wool, Trimming Curtains

My earthy range of Harris Tweed curtain fabric is woven exclusively for me on the small Scottish islands of Harris and Lewis. The tweeds are woven using 100% Scottish Wool and are soft and beautiful.  Read More...

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Made to Measure Curtains

My earthy range of Harris Tweed curtain fabric is woven exclusively for me on the small Scottish islands of Harris and Lewis. The tweeds are woven using 100% Scottish Wool and are soft and beautiful. 

The colours are amazing, seeming alone colour til you look closely and see that they are made from many soft colours all reminiscent of the natural landscape.

The Harris Tweed weavers are all self-employed individuals who work from home, often weaving and crofting go together. Crofters maintain a smallholding raising sheep, a few cattle, grow vegetables and subsidise their income with weaving. A lifestyle so far removed from city life it is hard to comprehend, it works both ways.  Very different worlds come together in the weaving and manufacturing of Harris Tweed products and to the benefit of all.

Those articles abound on the Internet, in newspapers and magazines describing Harris Tweed as the only fabric in the world to be protected by its own act of parliament are true.  It is also true that each tweed length has been handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides. This is what gives each item of genuine Harris Tweed the right to display the famous Orb logo, if the logo isn't there then it isn't Harris Tweed.

To include some tweed curtains in your room, adds wonderful texture and an earthy feel. It particularly suits hallways, dining rooms and sitting rooms all of which we can make for you through our made to measure service. Why not use two woollen tweed fabrics together one can be added as a leading edge to the other.

As with all wool products pilling can occur with upholstery, the bobbles can be removed using a fabric shaver.

We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days with an overnight service available. The same team, who take you order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.

How to measure up for your curtains:

A video guide to help to measure up 

Please remember that pattern repeats and fabric widths are automatically calculated if you order through our web site. It is advisable to fit your pole or track before ordering your curtains. Your pole or track should ideally extend 30cms on each side of the window so when drawn back light is maximised and at least 15cms above the top of the window to block out as little light as possible again. Please use metric units only when measuring.

Poles:

WidthIf you have a pole, measure the distance between the finials. (A)

Finished Length for pencil pleat, triple pleat, double pleat and inverted pleat - when measuring the finished length using a curtain pole, we recommend allowing between 2cms and 5cms above the eyelet on the underside of the curtain ring, depending on how much of the pole and rings you wish to hide. From the measurement you choose above the eyelet, measure down to the bottom of the hem (see B & C) and that is your finished length measurement. 

Finished length for cottage pleat (choice of either 5cm or 10cm depth - see below)- these have to be made using a 3cm single position tape, which makes the finished length non adjustable. To measure the finished length for this header, please provide us with the distance from the eyelet to the floor, and depending on your choice of depth, add 5cm or 10cm accordingly.

Finished length for flop over frill - these curtains have to be made with a 3cm single position tape which makes the finished length non adjustable. To measure the finished length for this header, just give us the measurement from the eyelet to the floor. Don't add any extra for the frill, we will do that.

Please note, we will add 25cm for hem allowance.

                                   

                                           

 

Tracks

Width - If you have a track, measure the total length of the track, including any overlap where the curtains meet in the middle.

Finished length: For pencil pleat, triple pleat, double pleat and inverted pleat - when measuring the finished length of your curtains using a track add 1cm above the track (to hide the track) down to the bottom of the hem. (D)*

Finished length for cottage pleat (choice of either 5cm or 10cm depth - see below)- these have to be made using a 3cm single position tape, which makes the finished length non adjustable. To measure the finished length for this header, please provide us with the distance from the eyelet to the floor, and depending on your choice of depth, add 5cm or 10cm accordingly.

Finished length for flop over frill curtains - these have to made with a one inch single position tape which makes the finished length non-adjustable. To get your finished length measurement, just give us the measurement from the eyelet to the floor and don't add any extra for the frill as we will do this. 

Please note, we will add 30cms for hem allowance.

 

  

 5cm Cottage Pleat                                     10cm Cottage Pleat