I picked these chair backs up from my local Red Cross Shop months ago, to use along the arms of the sofas to limit the sticky baby finger-carnage. But they languished in my linen chest along with all the other bits and pieces I haven’t been able to resist, until recently I decided to get back into the saddle and get cracking on the 8+ window blinds I still need to make. Sewing Roman blinds has not been my favourite thing ever. They are dull, dull, dull, and require quite precise measuring: not my forte. Which is probably why I actually rather enjoyed making this one: joining up the separate cloths was pretty haphazard, and it just didn’t matter.
Each one was different, with the tension in the handmade lace, the lengths of the scallops, and the number of repeats all varying. I think the woman who tatted them must have either changed her technique as she progressed, or made some in a good mood and some in a bad mood. Therapeutic crafting! I particularly like the way this one looks a bit like an earlobe:
Eventually we’ll have a kind of vintage theme going on in the bathroom; with bevelled edge mirrors and the roll top slipper bath, so the soft, feminine fabric and lace works well, I think, and I’m really pleased with it!