- These curtain rods are poles, supported on
matching brackets attached to both sides of the
window, trim or wall. They are more ornate
and capped at both ends with decorative finials.
Standard diameters are 7/16", 9/16" and 13/16".
CORNICE BOX -
Top treatment designs made from wood and
painted, stained or padded with fabric.
CURTAIN - Fabric, with or without ruffles,
gathered on a rod to create an informal look.
CURTAIN RODS -
These rods, meant for curtains - not draperies,
project out into the room away from the window
frame or trim to support the curtains.
They generally are a single piece of formed
metal with the ends bent back to create the
projection from the window. Standard
projections are 1 1/2", 2", 3" and 4".
FESTOON - Swag
or any material or draped decoration which hangs
in loops, folds or curves.
Shirring the drapery of curtain panels on a rod.
It is also the term used for attaching fabric to
a base for a dust ruffle and for making ruffles
for a curtain.
Curtain Rods, brackets, braces, tie-back
holders, pulley and shelf brackets plu the
needed screws and molley bolts which may be
required to install a window treatment.
HEM, DOUBLE -
A double fold at the bottom of a curtain panel
which serves to finish off the bottom edge and,
in addition, adds weight so that the curtain
panel can hang in gathered pleats better.
HEM, SINGLE -
A single fold at the bottom of a curtain panel
turned over at the top just enough to finish the
HEADING - The
fabric above the rod pocket on gathered
draperies and curtains also referred to as a top
Fabric with a rod pocket on top and bottom tied
in the middle to form an hourglass usually found
on French Doors or narrow side windows next to
PANEL - One
piece of a curtain which is made up of one or
more widths of fabric.
- The distance on the fabric from the start of
one design to the start of the next design.
This becomes important when sewing two widths
together or when hanging two panels next to each
other just as when hanging wallpaper.
PLEATS - The
folds formed when a panel is gathered or french
pleated on a rod.
The distance a rod is set away from the wall,
usually 1 1/2" for sheers, 3 1/2" for decorator
rods and 3 1/2" to 4" for traverse rods.
Extenders can be added to project up to 6 1/2"
away from walls.
- Curtain Rods that project out into the room
away from the window frame or trim to support
the curtains. They are a single piece of
formed metal with the ends bent back to return
to the wall.
ROD POCKET - A
pocket is formed for the curtain rod by creating
a double top hem just large enough to be able to
insert a rod which is then fastened to the wall.
ROD TAKE UP -
By inserting a rod into a rod pocket the overall
curtain lenth is shortened and has to be
considered when figuring the final finished
length of the curtain. This amount can
vary from 1/2" for a plain metal curtain rod to
as much as 1 or 1 1/2" for a larger diameter
SELVEDGE - The
Selvedges on a piece of fabric are the two side
edges of a piece of fabric. Most of the
time they are unattractive and are cut off.
Occasionally as on some Lace Fabric the
selvedges are woven in an attractive style
mostly seen on ready made Lace Curtains that is
meant to be seen.
Gathered or pleated widths of translucent or
lace fabric. Used as a backdrop for
over-draperies or by themselved to gain a
measure of privacy while still allowing light
into the room.
SWAGS - Fabric
folded symmetrically to form the center section
of a valance.
TENSION ROD -
A curtain rods which is spring loaded to fit
into the window sash between the side rails.
They can be round or oval.
TIEBACK - The
narrow piece of fabric that gathers the curtain
or drapery panel away from the window.
VALANCE - Top
treatment made fo fabric. Used for
decoration over the top of a curtain or drapery.
WIDTH OF FABRIC - The measurement from side to
side (selvedge to selvedge.