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. 

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  1. sounds great to me .I have new cord .haven't had courage to use yet .ykes !! melba Illinois.

  2. Love the encased lift cord! Just made two shades with it and it was super fast and easy.