Nina Murden - The Lewes Seamstress

Ian Mankin Fabrics

Goblet Pleat Pelmet

Making a set of goblet pleat headed pelmets for gentleman’s country house bedroom. He chose Markham’s Warwick Delft, and I suggested that we add an Ian Mankin cotton stripe, the ‘Ticking o1 Sky’, this being a good contemporary contrast to the formality of the Markham fabric.  Here are some photos of the different processes  of me sewing the goblets and inserting the buckram that keeps their shape. This customer also had the same fabrics for his dressing room curtains.

Reverse side of pelmet

Reverse side of pelmet

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Roman Blinds for Edwardian Bay

Completed set of Roman Blinds for this Lewes Edwardian home. For a 11 year old’s bedroom, so blackout deemed necessary! Also because these houses can be pretty chilly and draughty in the winter, this blackout was combined with a combination blackout insulated lining. The finish is akin to a three layer insulated blind, but at less cost.  The fabric is from the Ian Mankin range, being Oxford Stripe Navy, something that looks smart and can appeal to the young as well as being appropriate for a teenagers bedroom, so a good option to last the distance of changing tastes as children grown up.   They were the hand sewn, stab stitched option, this super smart option means that there are no visible lines of stitching at all on the fronts of the blinds.  The blinds are not fully up in this picture, to show the fabric better. Customer chose brass pulls, cleats and cord connectors.

Ian Mankin's Oxford Stripe Navy for 3 roman blinds

Ian Mankin’s Oxford Stripe Navy for 3 roman blinds

Roman Blinds