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Lampshade Making - Dates

Come and make lampshades with me on in Sissinghurst, Kent!  The day starts at 9.30am and finish at 12pm, and costs just £45 per person which includes all the lampshade kit, instructions to take home and homemade snacks and refreshments. On the day all you will need is 0.5m of light/medium weight fabric. If you don’t have any fabric you can buy some from the website and I’ll bring it on the day (email me if you want to do this as the website doesn’t take half metres and will remove the shipping!) I will also have some sale stock on the day if you want to chance it! DATES: 24 January 28 February To book your place please email me - jules@hainescollection.co.uk. Please...

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Haines Collection Turns One - Press Release

PRESS RELEASE Since launching just over one year ago, the Haines Collection has sold 348.5 metres of fabric – a stretch of material running taller than The Shard. The business acts as a broker between makers who want to sell small volumes of fabric but don’t have the time, and buyers who are looking for something unique but don’t have a big budget. This model enables it to pass on big discounts to consumers through fabrics which are left-over from large scale building projects, off-cuts, end-of-rolls, or slightly misprinted. Often, this fabric would be thrown away, adding to the growing amount of landfill caused by the interiors industry. Founder and MD Jules Haines, was excited by the reaction to her unique...

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So, I get asked a lot 'do you know someone who can make my curtains' or 'can you recommend someone who can reupholster a chair?' Mostly the answer is YES! Mostly Kent focussed at the moment (for the moment) but here is who can help you. They make the list if I have heard good things first hand or had experience of them myself... CURTAINS & BLINDS Chloe (Kent and London) from Willow & Bert Interiors UPHOLSTERY Andrew from Andrew Stoner Upholstery (Kent) LAMPSHADES Jane from Jane and the Lampshade Loft DESIGN HELP Nich from Upcycle Your Home (Kent and London) And, as always, say that Jules Haines sent you! xx

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Curtain Tips

Shout if you ever need help or just drop me a message!  Top tips... Think about what kind of pleats you want. Double pleats are my favorite (called Duo pleat below). It's best to get your pole or track up before you get someone round to measure up Get a few quotes and ask them how much fabric you need.  Once you have a quote you know how much you can spend on fabric to fit into your budget. I always suggest making curtains a little wider than necessary so there is plenty of fabric and no gaps - also helps if you move house as you might be able to re-use them. Lining - for bedrooms I'd always go...

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