UK: Window Curtains: Window Curtain Manufacturers & Suppliers
ABOUT WINDOW CURTAINS
Window curtains are available both ready-made and made-to-measure. Ready-made curtains are very flexible in the width which they can accommodate. There is a wide choice of types of tape heading, including pencil pleats, gathered headings, and more elaborate headings including the Chef's Cap (with an overhang) and Pelmet headings (in which the curtain and pelmet are fixed to a single heading. Other options include eyelet headings (where the curtain rod is threaded through a series of eyelets fixed near the top of the curtain) and tab top headings. Window curtains may be lined or inter-lined. Leading UK suppliers of window curtains are profiled below the panel of sponsored links.
LEADING WINDOW CURTAIN MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS
Digby & Willoughby: Window Curtain Fabrics. Digby & Willoughby, based in Kelso, Scotland, is a family-owned supplier of designer fabrics and wallpapers. Its wide rand of designer fabrics is organised into the following categories: Silks, Toile de Jouy, Floral, Geometric, Stripes & Checks, Plain, and Children's. There is also a section for curtain linings. Curtain fabrics are supplied from more than 40 manufacturers, including Academy Fabrics, Anna French, Casadeco, Colefax & Fowler, Crowson Fabrics, Designers Guild, G.P.&J.Baker, Givenchy, Harlequin, Jane Churchill, Laura Ashley, Villanova, and Zoffany. Free delivery for curtain fabrics is provided throughout the UK.
Terrys Fabrics: Window Curtains. Terrys Fabrics, which operates from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is a leading UK supplier of window curtains and blinds. The window curtains section of the Terrys Fabrics website is organised into the following sections: 3 Inch Luxury Heading, Eyelet & Tab Top, Ready Made Linings, Curtains by Colour, and Ready Made Voiles. A typical 3 Inch Luxury Heading curtain is the line faux-silk Como curtain. This is made from 100% Polyester, with Polycotton lining. Matching tie backs and matching filled cushions are available. It is available in seven colours, including Meadow, Mulberry, and Rouge. The Curtains by Colour section organises the colour range into: Pink & Red, Green & Blue, Cream & Natural, and Beige & Brown. The Terrys Fabrics website contains a measuring guide and articles on interior design. Topics include: Colour Wheel, Designing your Home, and Decorating Do's and Dont's.
Pret a Vivre: Window Curtains. Pret a Vivre is based in Newark, Nottinghamshire, and has a showroom at 20 All Saints Road, Notting Hill, London W11. It supplies made-to-measure window blinds and curtains. It offers several styles of tape headings: Pencil (3 inch tape), Gathered (1 inch tape with a 6cm frill), King Pleat (6 inch tape), Chef's Cap (3 inch tape with a 25cm overhang), and Pelmet. The Chef's Cap tape heading allows a different colour to be introduced as the overhang. With the Pelmet tape heading, the curtain and pelmet are made together on the same heading, which is usually a pencil pleat, with the pelmet having a length of 1/6th or 1/7th of the curtain drop. Other styles of heading include: Eyelet (40mm, available in choice of four colours), Tie-tops, Tab-tops, and Channel. Tie-tops and Tab-tops are informal, and are good for dress curtains only, as they are difficult to open and close. Channel headings allow a pole to be fitted through the heading.
John Lewis: Window Curtains. John Lewis sells a wide range of ready-made and made-to-measure window curtains through its stores and online. The curtains section of the John Lewis website is organised into the following main sections: Pencil Pleat Curtains, Eyelet Curtains, Children's Curtains, Voile Naels, Tie Backs, and Holdbacks. The numerous curtain fabrics are presented in the following categories: Floral, Plain, Plain Textured, Patterned, Stripes & Checks, and Plain Silk. A basic ready-made curtain is the John Lewis Value Plain Cotton Pencil Pleat Curtain, Natural. This available in sky blue, natural, and pink. Widths are 130cm and drops vary from 136cm to 228cm. They will fit a curtain track size of 98cm to 138cm, and must be dry cleaned. Voile panels, which provide privacy while allowing light through, are available with slot top or eyelet top, in variety of plain and patterned voile fabrics.
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