Made to Measure Bird Print, Cotton Roller Blinds

We have created several bird print the perfect scale for making into roller blinds, our feathered friends being one of Vanessa’s passions in life!  Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

We have created several bird print the perfect scale for making into roller blinds, our feathered friends being one of Vanessa’s passions in life! 

She has binoculars in her bedroom and bathroom windows ready to catch glimpses of the nesting Kestrels and Red Kites in her barn’s nesting boxes. Small garden birds must be the most amazing creatures…taking weeks to create the most beautiful and intricately woven nests…

Here are our bird print blind fabrics:

The very first bird design she created over 22 years ago now is Cockerel and Spot. This bird fabric was inspired by the hens and cockerels in her garden.

This was closely followed by Up In The Air featuring swallows flying and swooping in circles in the sky.

Dawn Chorus is a bird depicting stylised garden birds showing their delightful markings of spots and stripes. This 1950s style curtain fabric is inspired by mid-century designers such as Lucienne Day. It is possible to use these designs in both children's rooms and adult’s spaces.

The bird fabric Bird Hop was created by her younger daughter Flora; it depicts a characterful and friendly bird. She created this shape by cutting straight into a piece of paper without drawing first and this crisp spontaneous line is the result.

Songbirds fabric shows a small garden bird sitting amongst the foliage of hedgerow Dog Roses. This bird was inspired by a visit to Arbuthnott House in Scotland where Vanessa spied a very old woven silk, covering a chez-long with this beautiful black bird on it.

Branching Out and In Full Flight are two bird print fabrics which were inspired by lino cuts and printmaking. They show flying stylized birds set within a leafy trellis.

All these designs have interest and fascination for children and adults alike. The beautiful colours of these bird fabrics mean they can be used for roller or roman blinds in all rooms in the house.

You can order your made to measure curtains, blinds and cushions straight from our website. The online guide will help you measure your windows for blinds. Watch the short video to the left to help you to make your decisions; you can also pop into my showroom to see my full range


GOOD FOR INSIDE A RECESS – if you are looking to fix a blind into a recess, roller blinds are the perfect choice and why not add a pelmet to hide the roll?  With roller blinds you have complete control over how much material covers the window. This is especially a good feature if you have smaller windows.

MAXIMUM LIGHT – if you want to allow in as much natural light as possible, roller blinds may be the better option over roman blinds. With roller blinds, the fabric rolls up at the top of your window and will take up about 9 cm of space.

CENTRAL PULL – with a roller blind you can have a central pull which can be handy on a window behind the kitchen sink.

LOWER MAINTENANCE – once you have pulled up a roman blind you sometimes have to handle the folds as they can get caught in the cords, you don’t have this problem with roller blinds.

NEW – ROLLER BLIND PELMETS – If you have your blind in a recess, you can now choose to have a smart pelmet made with it which covers the ‘roll’, is pattern matched to the main blind and is approximately 11 cm deep. This has revolutionised the use of roller blinds, making them much more attractive and so usable in all rooms of a house!

Also if you can’t reach the top of the window at all easily, a roller blind with a pelmet to hide the roll might be the right choice as you will have no need to reach to the top ever…maximum size for roller and roman blinds is 240cm x 240cm.

All these can be made for you through our Made to Measure service.

All these fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union and are suitable for curtains, blinds, cushions, lampshades and upholstery. 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 Roller blind:

Inside a window recess

 Width: Measure the width of the recess from the left to the right (see E on the diagram) 

Length: Measure from the top of the recess to the bottom (see E on the diagram)

YOU ONLY NEED TO PROVIDE US WITH THE FULL RECESS MEASUREMENT - the maker will allow for the rolling mechanism when making the blinds (There will be a gap of about 1.5cm between the fabric and the recess wall which will allow some light through, even with a blackout lining)

Outside a window recess

Width: Measure the outside of the window recess (see F on diagram) and add at least 5cms on each side to minimise any light leaking through. 

Length: Measure from the required position above the window (we recommend adding at least 5cm), to the length you require (see F on the diagram)

This also applies to blinds that will be fitted to the outside of a door recess, we only need the width and length that you would like the finished blind to be.

Please note that if your roller blind is outside the recess, we have to allow for the mechanism at either side of the roller blind, which is usually 1.5cm each side. For example, if you want the fabric width of your blind to measure 100cm, you need to specify this upon placing your order otherwise our makers will assume it is the finished width, and cut the fabric down to 97cm with the remaining 3cm for the mechanism, i.e. 100cm full fabric width + 3cm for mechanism, making the finished width 103cm.

 Your Roller blinds will be delivered ready rolled complete with fittings.