Pelmet Workshop with Donna Skufis

by admin23 on October 6, 2010

I attended  2-Day workshop with Donna Skufis in Peoria, AZ.  The June  workshop on was about making soft cornices and pelmets with chipboard, we use many of the techniques taught by Joanna Braxton combined with Donna’s techniques using Sealah Tape in place of glue.

Chipboard: A type of paperboard generally made from reclaimed paper stock (definition in ASTM D996); the term generally used in the US.  Larger sizes can be found at your local upholstery supply business.  Sealah Tape:  A double sided industrial strength machine washable adhesive tape.

Pelmet:  A pelmet is a framework placed above a window, used to conceal curtain fixtures. These can be used decoratively (to hide the curtain rod) and also help insulate the window by preventing convection currents. It is similar in appearance to a valance, which performs the same function but is made of fabric. A pelmet can be made of plywood or chipboard, and may be painted, or fabric covered.



by admin23 on September 28, 2010

Making your home an extension of your personality
At Art d’Fabrique our goal is to take your vision and turn it into reality.  We listen to you, help you determine the look you are searching for and then create the needed items.

If you know what you want however are not sure where to find the fabric we can recommend fabric stores that carry to what you want.  Not sure about where to start.  Magazines are a great place to start. We have many and can bring some when we come to meet with you.  Another good place for ideas are the new model homes in your area.  Many will even let you bring in a camera so you can remember the ideas that caught your eye.

The following pages show you some of the custom work we have done in the past.  We can create pillows, cushions, bed spreads, comforters and skirts, window valances, cornice boards, drapes and curtains