Monday, February 28, 2011

Relaxed Romans with Sure-Shade™ Encased Lift Cord Shroud Tape

The following relaxed shades were made with the new Sure-Shade™ Encased Lift Cord Shroud Tape from Rowley Company.  This innovative tape replaces traditional shade lift cord and rings, creating a shade that is compliant with the 2010 ANSI/WCMA Standards for corded window coverings.
Relaxed shade with a center pleat and button detail.  Button Border by Finestra Decorative Hardware® can be found in two styles, two sizes and three colors in the 2011 Rowley Catalog, page 99.  Custom finishes also available.
The Encased Lift Cord Shroud Tape replaces sew-on rings and lift cord.  The tape is sewn to the shade and the cord travels freely within the tape allowing operation of the shade and preventing the cord from forming a hazardous loop when fixed spacing is used, following guidelines and instructions provided.  The cord exits the tape at the last tack point under the lift system and is threaded into any system that accepts cords.  The EZ-Rig Shade System is shown.
Relaxed Roman shade is created by cutting the bottom section of the shade slightly wider.  Permanent folds keeps the swag shape consistent.
Back of Relaxed Roman Shade showing weight bar and Encased Lift Cord Shroud Tape

To learn how to make the shades shown above, and other popular relaxed shade styles, register today for the free online seminar

"Soft and Creative Shade Styles"
presented live on April 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. 

Click here to register: Soft and Creative Shade Styles

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stapling in Style at CHF Academy

Students in the hands-on Upholstered Cornices Class at Custom Home Furnishings Academy, in Charlotte, NC enjoy wearing the "Safe & Sophisticated" Ladies Safety Glasses from Rowley.  These stylish safety glasses protect eyes when using staplers, nailers, jig saws or other power tools.  Thanks CHFA for the photo, the students are lookin' good!

Click here to learn more:  Ladies Safety Glasses Video

Monday, February 7, 2011

Great Style with Less Effort; Rowley's EZ-Set™ Grommets

EZ-Set Grommets
Rowley Company offers an exclusive line of EZ-Set Grommets which require one quarter less force to set vs. our regular grommets.  They are available in 6 colors in square and round shapes and work with both the Grommet Press and #12 Cutter and Setter, or with the new Plastic Grommet Setter (shown below).

Antique Brass, Frost Silver, Black, Antique Copper, Matte Nickel and Polished Silver

EZ-Set™ Grommet with Plastic Grommet Setter Step-by-Step:

Mark for grommets in the drapery heading and cut out one hol .

Place the grommet front on top of the setting die base and top with your project (face down).
Place grommet washer over the grommet on the back, with the small teeth facing down.
Place the setting die top into the hole.  Be certain, with square grommets, that the grommet is placed even.
Set the grommet with a hammer, striking the center of the setting die.
You have successfully set a grommet!
Continue cutting holes and setting grommets across the top of the drapery.
The drapery is finished.  Always use an even amount of grommets.  For a single width panel, eight EZ-Set™ grommets are used.
The finished panel is placed on a decorative rod and installed at the window.  Rods with a diameter of less than 1 3/8" diameter can be used with the EZ-Set™ Grommets.

EZ-Set™ Grommets and the Plastic Grommet Setter can be found on page 205 of the 2011 catalog.