Monday, 1 July 2013

How To Make A Roman Blind

I'm really excited that one of the new workshop courses we're offering is How To Make A Roman Blind. Jo Flannery, the super brilliant and talented teacher of the workshop, spent a day with me in the studio, and together we made a Roman blind. My sewing skills are not up to much, but it really inspired me and encouraged me to do more sewing. I need to make up some aprons for our painting workshops so this is next on my list.

The fabric we used for the blind is by Romo Linara - it's quite textured, and the grey is really subtle and fits in with the space upstairs perfectly. I wanted to keep it really simple and not too fussy so I'm really pleased with the end result. What do you guys think? I'm feeling so inspiring to start sewing projects left, right and centre - I've decided to make Roman blinds for the sitting room and dining room in the cottage. Eventually we'll have curtains as well, but they are good cost-effective solution for now. It's really empowering to think I can make them on my own now.

Take a look here to see when our next workshop on making Roman blinds is on at our studio in Blunham, Bedfordshire. During the workshop, students will learn to measure and calculate fabric required, measure up window spaces, receive advice and tips on equipment, learn how to hang and string a Roman blind at home; and then sew and construct a simple Roman blind including cutting, allowing for seams and turnings, and assemble the pieces together.

All fabric and additional blind making materials are included, as well as lunch and refreshments. Everyone takes away a full set of notes. To book your place please click here to check dates and availability or visit and click on workshops.