John Burrows lace curtains are lovely, I have some in my house. They're
made on historic looms in Scotland.

On Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 2:06 PM, Christine Robb <c-c...@conundrums.ca> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 10:12:19AM -0800, Lavolta Press wrote:
> > In terms of what I'm doing, right now it's making drapes.  Or more like,
> buy
> > curtain rods, return half of them because they're theoretically Arts &
> > Crafts style but they're ugly, buy more rods. Buy brass electrical
> plates,
> > return half of them because they are a lovely Art Nouveau style but
> > oversized so would overlap the baseboards, buy smaller ones.  Order
> swatches
> > for curtain material, half haven't arrived because the fabric store
> owners
> > are busy this season. Meanwhile, kitchen contractor goes on vacation for
> two
> > weeks. We won't actually be moving to Sacramento till March at this rate.
> >
> > On the bright side, I found out that if you want more or less Victorian
> lace
> > drapes (I'm not claiming 100% accuracy), try those Quaker Lace brand
> > tablecloths that are all over eBay and Etsy every day, often at low
> prices.
> > You can easily get them in 100% cotton. Just sew on curtain rings. Many
> of
> > the expensive repro Victorian curtains actually look like tablecloths,
> with
> > a large central motif and borders all around. Matching the shade of
> > off-white for several windows in a room is a trick but can be done.
>
> I haven't ordered anything from him, but he's well known in social
> dance circles so some of you may know him too:
> http://www.burrows.com/
>
> He's done work at the MFA in Boston, tv shows, the list goes on.
> Beautiful photos on the website and facebook...  I don't know my
> Victorian lace curtains, but would be willing to bet these aren't the
> tablecloth variety.
>
> Fran, I expect you know about them already, but in case not,
> Rejuvenation and Lee Valley both sell hardware that might be of
> interest.
>
> Christine
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