Made to Measure Paisley Roller Blinds
Paisley is a vegetal motif, often shaped like a droplet or kidney bean. The Paisley patterned fabric originates from stylised pine cones from Kashmir. From roughly 1800 to 1850, the weavers of the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland, became the foremost producers of Paisley shawls. Read More...
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Made to Measure Roller Blinds
Paisley is a vegetal motif, often shaped like a droplet or kidney bean. The Paisley patterned fabric originates from stylised pine cones from Kashmir. From roughly 1800 to 1850, the weavers of the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland, became the foremost producers of Paisley shawls.
The origins of the curved teardrop form come from the area between India and Iran (known there as buta and boteh respectively); however, the word ‘paisley’ refers to the town of Paisley in Scotland. The transfer from Persian and Kashmiri cultures to become a popular motif in woven textile manufacturing in Britain came after the East India Company imported large amounts of shawls and other goods with the motif in the 18th Century.
We love two good paisley print fabrics for roller blinds: see the Life and Eternity Detail, and Paisley Ground designs. They are a pattern framed within a pattern, making them an absolute cornucopia of colour and shape. If you are familiar with paisley, then you must know of its lovely lace-like motif that features an intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures. Paisley fabric designs are timeless and forever popular. If paisley patterns are too “busy” for you, consider ours because our chosen colours of soft shades of Hay yellow, and Limestone, create a very gentle feel in a room.
Can I use your paisley fabric to make Roller Blinds?
The paisley linen fabrics look wonderful made into Roller Blinds. It's a multi directional fabric making it very easy to use.
Vanessa designed the Paisley Ground fabric to coordinate with the print Stripe and Dash, and with the larger patterned Down to Earth. These three designs all come in a soft Hay yellow with Charcoal, pretty Apple Green with Raspberry, and a more neutral Limestone again mixed with Raspberry. So, these designs would all sit together very easily in a room, a suggestion would be Down to Earth blinds, Paisley Ground on an upholstered chair and a Stripe and Dash bedhead.
Pros for choosing Roller Blinds:
GREAT FOR INSIDE A RECESS – Roller Blinds are a great option if you want to install a blind inside a recess because they are really easy to fit, lightweight, practical, easily adjustable with beaded chains (or ivory cord), and visually very stylish.
PELMETS - if you have your blind inside a recess, you can choose to have a smart, perfectly pattern matched pelmet that covers the roll at the top revealing the reverse lining; this is approximately 11 cm deep. It has revolutionised the use of Roller Blinds, making them much more attractive and usable in all rooms of a house!
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 centre pull which can be handy on a window behind the kitchen sink. This comes with an ivory coloured cord and wooden acorn.
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. It is just one piece of fabric that is adjusted with either a continuous beaded chain to either the left or right hand side of the blind, or as previously mentioned, a centre pull.
TREATMENT OPTIONS - We offer three different finishings on our Roller Blinds: Laminate, Blackout, and Processed. The laminated backing is a lining bonded onto the face of the fabric (no lamination takes place to the face fabric). Blackout is an off-white lining, which again is bonded to the fabric but is ideal for privacy. And Processed is just the fabric on its own with that has a clear stiffening spray applied to it for rigidness.
STYLISH IN DESIGN - You have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to the finished look of your Roller Blind. In addition to a pelmet, you can also add a 5 cm contrasting bottom border. Any of our other fabrics can be used for this, for example Gypsy Garland in Dove, with a bottom border in Stockholm Stripe - Dove, Winter. You could also opt for a Plain Linen Union in Saffron border instead, to go with the Gypsy, depending on the other colours in your room. The choice is yours to coordinate as you see fit!
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 the top ever. The maximum size for roller and roman blinds is 240cm x 240cm.
Please ask for fabric samples and see the colours in your rooms. If you order a half metre returnable sample you can drape them over your existing shades, or just in situ to where the shade will go, and see how it looks.
All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen, and Linen Union, making them suitable for lampshades, curtains, blinds, cushions, and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days subject to availability. The same team, who takes your 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 as 'finished fabric width', otherwise our makers will assume it is the recess 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 final recess width 103cm.
Your Roller blinds will be delivered complete with hanging instructions and fittings.