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 > _______________________________________________ > h-costume mailing list > email@example.com > http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume > -- Katy Bishop, Vintage Victorian katybisho...@gmail.com www.VintageVictorian.com Custom reproduction gowns of the Victorian Era. Publisher of the Vintage Dress Series books. _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume