Materials: Window Treatments
Type of window with two sashes, one or both which slide up or down
Type of window with one or more sashes that are hinged on a vertical edge.
ranch or strip
Type of window which is wide and set high off the floor. Usually has sliding sashes.
Type of window which has wide, horizontal sashes that upon outward.
Type of window which is identified by narrow, horizontal strips of glass that open by means of a crank.
Type of window designed to frame an outside view. Fixed.
Type of window, typically small, projecting from the house in an alcove-like extension of the room
slanting or cathedral
Type of window with an angle at the top where the window follows the slant of the roof.
Type of window with three or more panes set an angle to each other.
Type of window which is curved
Type of window which are side by side
Type of window that comes together at the corner of a room
Type of window set near the ceiling
Type of window with an arched top
Category of window treatment: Used to accent an open, airy feeling. Made of a very thin fabric and is nearest to the glass.
Category of window treatment: Diffuse light for a little privacy.
Category of window treatment: Provide partial blockage of light when the curtains are closed.
Category of window treatment: Privacy and maximum light blockage.
Uses a thick kind of fabric and is made with pleats. Typically lined.
Stationary draperies used on either side of a window
Pleated panels that can be pulled across the window.
Informal window treatments that are generally shirred or smocked, or have headings attached to rods.
Curtains that are short in length, usually half of the window's height.
Only the lower portion of the window is covered.
stretch or sash
Brise-bise or "wind screen," curtain that is gathered at the
top and bottom
Similar to sash/stretch curtains but is permanently tied back at the middle.
Curtains designed to be gathered at the side of the window.
rod pocket or casement
Curtains with the top usually shirred which forms a pocket through which the fabric is then threaded onto a pole or rod
Rod pocket curtains with extra length so that the sides can be gathered with tiebacks to create multiple puffs and usually puddle to the ground.
Curtains that hang
behind main curtains
Fabric-covered shades of horizontal panels with wooden slats inserted horizontally at intervals down its entire length.
Curtains that are pulled up like ordinary shades but with cords. Vertical shirring.
Shade with cords placed vertically, when the cord is pulled to raise it, deep inverted pleats cause the shade to billow.
Finished bottom of the drapery. Usually 4-6 inches.
Top of the draperies.
tab top or looped
Loops of separate fabric sewn onto unpleated, flat drapery
Small strips of fabric attached to the head of the fabric and are used to tie over a curtain rod
eyelet or grommet
Similar to tab tops but have metal grommets fixed onto the head.
Created by a row of gatherings on pole or rod. There should be three times as much fabric as the length of fabric
Uses double or triple rows of puckers
Folds of cloth sewn or taped into place.
Flat, symmetrical pleats formed by folding the fabric to the back at each side the pleat.
Round pleats (2-2 1/2") filled with cotton or paper
French or pinch
Pleats of three folds
Narrow, densely packed pleats
Neat, even folds that snap on and off the traverse track without hooks
French pleats with a short cup
Goblet pleats linked together with a cord
Consist of horizontal panels that open and close at right angles
Blinds with 2" wide slats held together by an inch wide cotton braid ladder or nylon cord
1" wide slats
Slats that are half an inch
Venetian blinds made of wood
cellular or honeycomb
Two or more sheets of accordion-pleated reinforced fabric that are bonded together. Has multiple air pockets for insulation.
Used to protect draperies
Used to change or enhance the properties of draperies; inserted between the lining and drapery fabrics
soft horizontal treatments mounted across the top of the window made
entirely of fabric
Valance with an arch along the lower edge
Valance constructed like box pleats but spaced further apart
Valance which included triangularly cut fabric pieces that overlap each other
Long piece of fabric usually designed to drape across the top of a window and hang to the floor; informal valance
pelmet or corniceboard
Stiff panel headings to curtains.
Extends all the way down either side of a window, framing it on
swag or festoon
Single or double draping of fabric across the top of a window
"Bird's crop"; Pleated or draped lengths of fabric hanging down the side of a window. (B)
Decorative cording, braids, fringes applied to the hem
Narrow close-woven band or braid used for trimming draperies, a heavy gimpe
Narrow, flat braid or rounded cord used for trimming
Length of cord covered with bias binding
strips of material sewn between upholstery seams or drapery seams to give a finished appearance
Attachment placed on the end of a curtain rod
Attached to ordinary brackets to extend the length of the rod return
Used to mount brackets beyond the window frame
Grip the curtain with spring tension prongs. Comes in metal or plastic, round or oval.
Rings hand-stitched to the head of the curtains
Rings with an additional smaller ring at the bottom
Wood facing below the sill on windows
a la duchesse or angle
Type of bed: Canopy suspended from ceiling rather than posts
Canopy resting on columns
Strips of fabric, folded and finished then affixed to form a frame or border to a piece of work
A line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
Type of stitching used for applique pieces
A draped covering suspended over a piece of furniture
cased or slot
Curtain heading consisting of a simple hemmed top through which a rod or pole could be slotted
Pair of draperies which open and close from the center
Stiffening material used in drapery headings
Coiled wired with a plastic coating
Distance from the top of the object to where you want the fabric to end
Wooden board at the top of top treatments, corniceboards or valances
Curtains that do not pull back, bottom inside corners are hooked back
Rectangular canopy above the bed extending only part way
Fancy decorative trimmings
lit a la polonaise
Bed set lengthwise to the wall and surmounted by a small dome
Refers to using fabric horizontally rather than vertically
Distance from the front of a window treatment to the wall
Area required and used by pleated curtains when they are open on either side of the window
Panel of fabric mounted on a board and attached to the inside frame of a narrow window
1 to 2 inches of extra fabric to reach the floor
Narrow bed in a
Soft, bulky material for stuffing
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