Bell Valance A pleated or shirred valance with a hemline that simulates a series of bell shapes. Finished Length The exact vertical measurement for draperies or curtains. Light strike The gap on the side or in the center of a window treatment through which light penetrates. They may center -meet or crisscross. Center-Draw A pair of draperies that open from a center point, installed on a traverse rod. Canopy A projected valance over a roller shade or headboard.
To let in light or see outside, you need to raise the shade, using either a cord, roller, or lifting mechanism. Pattern Repeat The distance between any given point in a design to where that extra point is repeated. Stacking Area required for draperies when completely opened Stackback. Lined Draperies Draperies with a lining fabric sewn onto the back to protect them from sunlight damage, to add insulation value. Tie-back A curtain or drapery that is draped to one side and secured with a tie, metal holdback or tassel. Cornice A top treatment usually constructed of wood.
Finger-pleat A series of thin pleats - the width of a finger - styling out tailored blouson valances. Also used as Scarf Holders. Finial Decorative end piece on decorative rods. Café Curtains A curtain that covers only the bottom half of a window. Austrian Shade Austrian Pouf or Austrian Valance. Inside Mount Installation The placement of treatment inside the window frame.
Bishop Sleeve Tying back Scarf fabric into a pouf or bloused, 1 or 2 or more times. Ascot Valance Valance Is a V shaped piece of fabric, trimmed with tassel or beads that can be used free standing or as a toptreatment over Panels or Poletops. Outside Mount The placement of treatment on window frame or outside. Fan folding The folding of pleated draperies into a narrow band eliminating unnecessary wrinkling. Installation The process of securing any window treatment, setting it in place with brackets and screws.
Overlap Where two leading edges of drapery meet and go past other 2 inches traverse rod center draw to eliminate light penetrating. Swag Semicircular draped fabric top treatment; also called a festoon. Mitered Corner The formation of the bottom edge of drapery with a 45 angle on hem side. Scallops Series of projected semicircles repeated across the hem valance. Priscilla Curtains Sheer, semi-sheer or opaque curtains with ruffled valance ruffled side and bottom hems and ties. But fortunately there was still time to jerk down the curtain. R-Value The rating of a window treatment in its capacity to resist the flow of incoming or outgoing heat.
Drapability The capacity of a fabric to fall attractively into folds. Cape Cod Curtain A café curtain ruffled around the sides and bottom. The top of a drapery panel is often pleated, and these pleats, along with the heavy fabric, contribute to the formal appearance of this popular window treatment. While drapes come in a range of styles and colors, they are most often solid rather than heavily patterned. Curtain rises on second act, showing the Hotel Fonseca, at Paris. Width The horizontal measurement of a window treatment. Types include swags and cascades, shirred and pleated and bloused valances.
Decorative Rods Rods Decorative hardware meant to be seen. Functional Hardware Hardware meant not to be seen. With many styles, you can find a window shade to complement any decorating theme from casual to formal. Energy efficient Window treatments that keep out summer heat winter cold, reducing heat or air conditioning needs. Weights Chain and Lead weights are sewn in at the vertical seams at each corner of drapery panels to insure straight hanging. Selvedge The tightly woven edge on a width of fabric holding it together. Buckram The stiffened narrow fabric that is used for interfacing drapery pleats; also called crinoline.
The bell had rung—the curtain was up and the performances were about to begin. Crinoline Another word for buckram, the narrow stiffened pleats interfacing. Festoon Another term for a swag or cascade Ð a curved, valance or scalloped top treatment. Curtains Fabric shirred or gathered onto a rod. Sold individually, shades come in a wide range of lengths, widths, colors, and materials and are sized to fit within the window frame, unlike drapes or curtains that hang below the sill.
And now the curtain went up,—though not on the play, let me tell you! Return The part of a panel of drapery that is needed to cover the rod projection from the wall or window. Like curtains, drapes hang from a rod on rings, hooks, grommets or a fabric sleeve at the top or on the back of the panel. A poufed fabric shade with permanently shirred scallops that draw up from the bottom. . Apron Wood trim piece beneath the window. While blinds lift up and down with a cord or lifting mechanism like shades do, they differ in that blinds are not a solid length of fabric. As she spoke, Geta lifted the curtain, and Philothea instantly obeyed the signal.
Unlined Panels Panels made of a single layer of fabric without any lining or support fabric. Hardlines Factory-made treatments such as blinds, shutters, shades and screens Hard Treatments. Custom-Made Draperies Draperies made to order in a workroom or decorator shop. Carriers Plastic sliding pieces in traverse rods with a hole inserting the drapery hook. Usually made of metal, wood or resin.