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Box 79341
Los Angeles, CO 90079

213-614-1757

Textiles for early twentieth century and Arts & Crafts decor. We've been sewing for over 20 years. Curtains, shades, bedding accessories and many more resources for those who admire vintage style.

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Traditional Roman shades, relaxed Roman shades, made with Arts & Crafts applique or stencilling.

Pleated "Roman" shades have been used for centuries although they seem very modern. Fabric shades provide privacy but clear off your window to provide light when opened. Consider an applique or stencil along the top fold (or face pleat). The shade will appear as an attractive valance when opened. Shade can be inside or outside mount. They are easy to install and can be sturdy and opaque or made from a translucent linen.

A study with a standard lined shade showing the Madison Iris applique used sideways

 Relaxed Roman shades with a stencilled Grape border. These shades are made to collapse slightly in the center and look like a soft swagged valance when they are raised. When dropped, they look like regular shades.

Relaxed Roman shades with a stencilled Grape border. These shades are made to collapse slightly in the center and look like a soft swagged valance when they are raised. When dropped, they look like regular shades.

Order our fabric sample pack to see all your options and decide if you will want your shades lined (about lining). Check our custom price list for full cost information or contact us with any questions or for an estimate.

TO ORDER ROMAN SHADES: Measuring for shades is similar to measuring for curtains. If your shades will be hanging within the window frame (inside mount), simply measure the inside top to sill (length) & side to side (width). For an inside mounted shade you will need about 1" of flat space to screw the mounting board to at the top of the window frame If your shades will be outside mounted (on the window frame or door or on the wall above the window frame), you will need to decide where you want the shade to start & end to determine the width. It is traditional for all shades to stop at the window sill. The mounting board for outside mount shades attached with bracket. You will need about 1 1/2" of flat space for the bracket and the edge of the mounting board.

Select an applique design or a stencil. Roman shades pleat up from the bottom with the first part of the shade disappearing first. If you have a stencil or applique on the bottom edge of the shade, it will not show when the shade is up. A good place for a motif to be displayed is the top face pleat. There, it will look like a soft fabric valance when the shade is drawn up.

Generally, Roman shades come with drawing cords for the rigging on the right side of the shade. However, you may specify "left draw", for example, for the left of a bank of windows. Roman shades may be lined, just like curtains. Roman shades come with all the hardware you will need, including cleats to hold the cording against the wall.

 Above, an outside mount Roman shade on a door with Three Square applique. A shade will let more light in & there is no loose fabric to get caught in the door.

Above, an outside mount Roman shade on a door with Three Square applique. A shade will let more light in & there is no loose fabric to get caught in the door.

 Shades pulled on a pair of doors. Only the top two Macintosh Rose appliques would show when the shade is raised.

Shades pulled on a pair of doors. Only the top two Macintosh Rose appliques would show when the shade is raised.

 Small inside mount shade with Three Square as corner motif

Small inside mount shade with Three Square as corner motif

HOW TO ORDER:
Decide if you would like inside or outside mount shades.
Measure your windows to within an 1/8" and decide what style of shades you want. You can probably figure a rough price yourself (please see our price list), but we would be happy to do an estimate for you. Decide if you would like an applique (start with viewing our applique designs) or a stencil (see our stencil designs).

Email or call us with your information and we will do an estimate for you.