by Marcella Reddy, Designer
swag across 72" window. The swag is two widths of fabric, railroaded.
The seam is folded to the back of the pleats.
are pre-folded and attached to the board with velcro.
cording completes the ensemble. Scroll down for detail on the corded rosettes.
shows the fullness of the swag.
The rosettes were
simple to fashion. Cut three one-yard pieces of cording and braid them
into one cord. Use hot glue at each end to hold the braid together and
I considered many
ways to hold the braid in the circular shape, while still having the flexibility
to mold it on-site into a perfect circle which has a bit of a dome on
the front for a three-dimensional look. Hand stitching or hot glue may
have been too stiff or would have broken.
I opted to use one
inch safety pins to hold the braid in the circular shape. As I shaped
the circle, I used the pins to hold the layers together. It took onl;y
a handful of pins for each rosette. The end result was a stable, but flexible
accessory which could easily be attached to the treatment.
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