Made to Measure Linen Roller Blinds
Why should I choose 100% Linen for my roller blinds?
- For its strength and durability, linen is considered to be the strongest of all natural fibres... Read More...
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Made to Measure Roller Blinds
Why should I choose 100% Linen for my roller blinds?
- For its strength and durability, linen is considered to be the strongest of all natural fibres...
- It's a natural fibre with a lower environmental impact than cotton.
- Linen is a naturally sustainable choice - flax is a hardy plant that thrives in poor soil and on rainwater alone, and because it doesn't need pesticides, the environmental impact of linen is much lower than that of lots of other fabrics. Every part of the plant has value, eliminating any waste. Flax is biodegradable and is now commonly recycled.
- Linen is sturdy by nature and holds the ability to repel dirt and stains, making it an excellent choice for curtains.
- It's luxurious.
Most of my printed fabrics are based on a 100% linen cloth or a smoother linen union both of which feel and look beautiful. The flax is grown in Belgium, woven into cloth in Scotland and then printed in England.
These fabrics are designed in collections but uniquely, they all work well together sharing the same gentle colour palette and are all designed by Vanessa so they have a similar feel. The designs are inspired by the natural world, the images being drawn from the flora and fauna of the English countryside. Inspired by wildflowers, seaside, meadows and woodland, our fabrics tell a story of a modern country lifestyle. They are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union and are all 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.
Woven 100% Linens
Please see my beautiful collection of timeless woven stripes. Here the pattern is integrated into the fabric through weaving rather than printing.
The 100% linen yarns are dyed and then intricately woven together to produce this very fresh Scandinavian Woven Collection
The Ikat part of the stripe (a characteristic of ikat fabrics is an apparent irregular "blurriness" to the design) is created here by screen printing the colour onto the warp (north to south) threads, and then the weft (west to east) is woven across them producing the irregular and famous Ikat shapes. These linens are hand loomed with incredible expertise and love.
PROS FOR CHOOSING ROLLER BLINDS:
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
BOTTOM BORDER: Think about using a contrasting colour for a border on the bottom edge of the blind, to add some interest.
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.