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Sun 6-Feb-11
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JoannaS said:

Can you buy rings with clips on? That would save you having to sew it and would hang from a pole. I would make tabs for the top and if it proved difficult to sew would resort to hand sewing but then I don't mind sewing by hand. cheers


 

Unfortunately, Joanna, I have the material for this, they are not curtains already. I think you're absolutely right though, I may have to resort to hand sewing.  ok

I do have a wallhanging in the room, too, of a Klimt piece - The Final Chorus of Beethoven's 9th Symphony - and I have started to embellish it with golden beads, sequins etc. Klimt's father was a gold engraver, and some of his works featured gold leaf, which is why I would like to embellish this wallhanging .........  just another item on my 'to do' list !! laugh

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Sun 6-Feb-11
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I have seen curtain rings with little crocodile clips on them, possibly in IKEA or somewhere a few weeks ago, would save sewing at the tops.

I have to say, I've not tried sewing voile fabrics, but a few years ago, I used to make jumpsuits for skydiving and the spandex fabric was a bloody nightmare.

Sun 6-Feb-11
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Rings with clips do indeed exist- but the easiest way may be, if you have enough length of fabric- to just make a turn over 'tube' at the top end to slide over the pole- I'm assuming this is a curtain only for decorative purposes?

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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I think you're right, Janet, IKEA do sell them, though I think Kate, that your idea may be the easiest as they are indeed meant for decor only - just 'dragged' away from the doorway with a tie-back of sorts.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I just need to get stuck in to the job of doing it!!  laugh

 

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Mon 7-Feb-11
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brightspark said:

I love beads, sequins and sparkly accessories, and in our room we have mustardy-yellow walls, with beaded accessories setting the scene a bit like a souk atmosphere, like this, with Moroccan-style ceiling lights, and some while ago I bought matching voile-type curtains, cushions and tablecloth, again with beads and sequins. (Also includes a smiling Buddha head, not quite North African, but attractive nonetheless!)

Next door to this room is the downstairs toilet, and I would like to continue the look with some voile curtains over the door. I have bought some wonderful beaded curtain edging and some burgundy and some golden voiles to make a drape-style curtain to hang over the door entrance (the door opens outwards, so would not impede on the curtain).

Question is " would it look right, and, how should I hang this curtain, from a wooden pole?

After reading about all the problems with voile, I do wonder if I™ve made the wrong decision!

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Wow.....magic Superb,

Your room is amazing, I can imagine the fantastic ambiance that reflects from your lights, are you sure you haven't been on 'changing rooms', only joking, it has got to be THE BEST lounge that I've seen, you have great ideas, taste and talent! welldone You can't possibly have purchased those lights from this country?  Beautiful and it all works together.  I think that you should be designing or dressing show houses, oh how I wish that you could transform my full house, I would happily give you full control over total re-decorating and soft furnishings.

Thank-you for sharing your beautiful home with us, it's a delight!

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KateUK said:

Rings with clips do indeed exist- but the easiest way may be, if you have enough length of fabric- to just make a turn over 'tube' at the top end to slide over the pole- I'm assuming this is a curtain only for decorative purposes?


Hi Kate,

How brilliant, you can crotchet, the dream must have had magical powers, what-ever it was it's worked.  You should be very proud of yourself, I know I would.  The necklace/scarf you're going to make is amazing also. Just realised, I'm guilty again of posting this in the wrong place, sorry T.A.

The dreaded voiles again....yes, I'm afraid if I'm ever going to do any-thing with them it's got to be pinning together & hand stitching.

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Mon 7-Feb-11
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OdelleS said:

 

Hi Kate,

 

How brilliant, you can crotchet, 


That's supposed to mean crochet not crotchet! roll_eyes wave
 
Mon 7-Feb-11
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brightspark said:

 

I do have a wallhanging in the room, too, of a Klimt piece " The Final Chorus of Beethoven's 9th Symphony " 


Please show the wallhanging when you've embellished it, that'll really add even more to your lounge.
 

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OdelleS said:

brightspark said:

I do have a wallhanging in the room, too, of a Klimt piece " The Final Chorus of Beethoven's 9th Symphony " 


Please show the wallhanging when you've embellished it, that'll really add even more to your lounge. 
Odelle. magic wave


 Odelle, you may be in your dotage before I finish it!!! It is a heavy material and hard on the fingers with little beads, etc. I can only add to it in small doses. Ever hopeful, though!

Thankyou for your very kind words, too.  big_hug

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OdelleS said:


You can't possibly have purchased those lights from this country?  

 We bought the little beaded light in Pier Import, in Cognac, France, but I believe it was a branch of Pier in the UK. That particular store has now closed sadly, I used to love going in there each visit. cry

The ceiling lights we bought in Focus !! (They are a similar design, but without the beading). surprised

 

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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Toffeeapple said:

I've no idea either, but your living room looks smashing, I love the Indian hanging and the lamps are gorgeous.


 TA, the wallhanging of the elephants I found while wandering around a Christmas Market in Bath, in a very small shop selling ethnic goods - this was just a piece of limp black material surrounding the beautiful picture - and very cheap.

A friend I had met while visiting the local sheltered housing who was also visiting makes picture frames. I told him about my newly purchased picture, and he said to just pop round to his house and have a look through the catalogue for the frame I wanted. We already have a lovely picture of our daughter and SiL on their wedding day with a similar frame, so I took it along with me, and searched till we found the right one.

However, when it came to do the framing, he noticed that the black material was not square, so his wife, bless her, used some of her own material to add around the edge so that he could make a better job of the framing.

He's made a fantastic job of it, and I love that picture. Very much.  heart

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Crikey, what a story BS.  Weren't you lucky though, to find the hanging then all the rest of it?  A good memory to have I think. 

Your Klimt hanging, I am very envious, he is one of my favourite artists.  I have a large print of his, a Frieze for someone's room, can't recall who, but it is stuffed FULL of interesting bits; after 5 years of ownership I still find new things in it.

I'll try that again!

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