Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rowley products featured at CSI Camp

Rowley Company is proud to be a supporter of the Custom Sewing Institutes CSI Camp, an annual event for drapery workroom and other sewing enthusiasts in Texas.

This years event featured many Rowley products including FirmaFlex™ bendable fiber board, Sure-Shade™ Shade Components, pillow making supplies and much more.

Attendees used products to create samples.  In the class on Cornice Boards, the FirmaFlex was steamed and bent to create a bow-front shaped designs.

In other classes, students used Rowley products to create beautiful and creative pillow, valance and headboard samples.

To learn more about the Custom Sewing Institute's classes and events, CLICK HERE

Monday, April 18, 2011

Button Tufted Headboard

Upholstered headboards are hot! Add button tufting and there is nothing more luxurious.

Button tufting can create a  traditional, elegant headboard but don't let this keep you from using this idea for a contemporary home, button tufted headboards can be hip, sleek and modern as illustrated in these photos.  Buttons can be attached to create a small dimple or deep tufted, creating tufts padded with intricate patterns.

 Check out the great blog from Kim's Upholstery in Greenfield, Massachusetts to see a deep-tufted headboard from frame to fabulous finish!
 To learn more about headboards and upholstery techniques there are free recorded videos available on the Rowley website.