|Detail of inset border|
Everything was technically done by wednesday night, but as one panel was on the rod, it was clear there was no way the weight of the other panel was going to keep that tension rod in place. It had been extended towards its maximum width and there was no center support. Had I gone with the cut to measure rod, it would most likely have held up, as the rod is solid all of the way across. Not to worry. Last evening after work HM put in a cup hook at the center to support the rod, so now everything hangs evenly.
The pleats are loosely implied. They are not stitched down like traditional pleats and there are two rings at either side of a pleat, as opposed to traditional draperies that place a ring at the center of the pleat.
|hooks on either side of the pleat, back detail|
|front detail. grommets and leather|
It was a great project and my little studio down stairs, although, still a mess and still not completely set up... is going to work great for getting some projects done. I look forward to cleaning up the mess. In search for my awl.....'awl' of my stuff that wasn't unpacked and put away, got dumped out.. some by accident... some not so much. I still didn't find the awl... It is a good one too.. I will find it... hopefully sooner than later.
And the mystery project is also completed. I just have to find a good place to photograph it.. so it will most likely be mondays post.. as we are scheduled to have a beautiful weekend!
Happy projecting .. not 'projecting' your friends might not appreciate that... Happy creativity! There, that's better!