Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Great Shade Experiment ~ Update

The shade from last weeks blog post has been mounted to a board and it works perfectly.  A roller clutch with bead chain loop was used instead of a spring so a warning tag should be attached and hold-down must be used to keep the bead chain retained when installed.

A 1" aluminum roller was used for this shade but a 1 1/2" roller could also be used. The Clutch and End Plug Units are available in off-white, black and white.

This shade can pull up with a very tight stack.  

The lifting ribs are made with plastic Roman Shade Ribs and Screw Eyes.  
The ribs are hand sewn to the shade, catching the face fabric as you would for other shade rings.

Please note that this is still a work in progress.  As we experiment the methods and techniques will improve.  We will continue to explore new ideas and share our progress.  

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