Roman Blinds

Made to measure Roman blinds achieve a neat and simple look and are a great alternative to curtains.  They require less fabric and can be made in cotton, wool, linen or combination fabrics.  Enquire today for fabric suggestions, based on your room style, colour scheme, preferred brand or to suit your budget.

All of Thimble’s Roman blinds are handmade to ensure that no machine stitching is visible when hung at full length. Blinds are interlined and lined and have rod pockets and a bottom bar sewn into the lining.  The rods fold up the fabric neatly when the blind is drawn up.   Roman blinds can made up using bonded blackout interlining, or blackout lining, which is popular in bedrooms.

Roman blinds can be simple and elegant, or given an extra detail by adding a contrast border, or sewing a trim along the bottom edge. Pompoms or cotton fan edged trims are a popular addition, and look stunning.

All of Thimble’s Roman blinds are fitted to top quality aluminium tracks. These chain operated systems come with a large choice of chains to compliment your chosen fabric, and include: chrome, satin nickel, grey nickel, black nickel, copper, gold matt, brass and old brass. The chains hang to your preferred side of the blind, and comply with the required safety breakaway regulations.

Roman blinds can either sit on the outside of the window or inside the recess of a window frame.  I can advise you on which might suit your type of window.  For long windows, you may consider a cascade/waterfall style Roman blind which emphasises each fold beautifully.

There are legal child safety requirements, and all Roman blinds  made out of  the Thimble workshop meet those requirements using complaint track systems and breakaway regulations.

All fabric is ordered through Thimble. I can source most fabrics, and work with a broad range of designers and suppliers including, but not limited to: Ian Mankin, Blendworth, Fermoie, Warwick, Sanderson, Korla, Sarah Hardaker, Harlequin, Morris & Co., Scion, Linwood, Charlotte Gaisford, Susie Hetherington, Swaffer, Barneby Gates, Clarke & Clarke, Bluebellgray, Fibre Naturelle, Rapture & Wright, Abraham Moon, Flohr & Co., Meg Morton fabrics, Olive + Daisy, Molly Mahon, Julia Brendel, Belynda Sharples, James Brindley, Titley & Marr & Leaping Foxes Designs.

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