Handmade Curtains

Beautiful handmade curtains designed and created uniquely for you and your home.

Personal consultation service

Katharine and her team offer a personal consultation service which enables her design team to work closely alongside you from the outset, accompanied with a measuring service, a design service and a fitting service they can achieve their aim which is always to ensure you love their final creation.

Understanding you

They begin the process by meeting with you usually in the showroom to show you various fabrics which leads to a second appointment in your home or at your premises. This second meeting allows Katharine to gain a thorough understanding of the size and style of your room, lighting, views, your personal taste and the style of the other furnishings in your room and home.

Katharine Ellen Designs Curtains
Katharine Ellen Designs Curtains
Katharine Ellen Designs Curtains
Katharine Ellen Designs Curtains

Which fabric?

They will bring various fabrics based on your feedback made in the initial meeting at the showroom but which you can now view in the comfort and setting of your own home.

They will give you expert advice on curtain styles, colours and fabrics which will be perfect for your room and your personal taste. Once this consultation has taken place, and the fabrics are decided, Katharine and her team are perfectly placed to begin their labour of love.

Supply your own fabric?

Occasionally customers will supply their own fabric for Katharine and her team to work with. A surcharge is applied in order to ensure the project is viable which thankfully customers understand.
Lots of soft furnishing companies are not willing to work with customer supplied fabrics but Katharine and her team like to be as flexible as possible and Katharine will happily advise on the styles the fabric will allow and the quantities of fabric required.

Perfected Workmanship

All their curtains are handmade using beautiful materials and using techniques which combine age-old skills which only the most conscientious of seamstress will fully appreciate. They use the latest, best machinery their industry offers only when skilled hands can use this to ensure speed in delivery with no compromise on quality. The Singer sewing machine has not withstood the test of time without good reason!

Appreciate a fabric

Skilled workmanship is paramount to the final creation, a machine cannot ‘feel the fabric’. Only through Katharine and her team’s years of experience can a seamstress truly understand and appreciate a fabric, how the patterns work and make sure the curtains are made with made with a respect for the weave of the fabric, ensuring the curtains hang beautifully.

With you from start to finish

From start to finish they make sure their attention to detail provides for a perfect finish. All their curtains are lined and perfectly weighted, their measuring service offers precision and no room for error, fitting only takes place by only those with expertise and a love for the finished look, and Katharine and her team make sure only the finest tracks, poles, pelmets and tie backs are included within the project.

What they call standard lining is actually a premium, high-end cotton lining. They use a soft blackout lining, fleece lining and bonded lining, which may seem minor factors compared to your chosen fabric and design, but they know how important these are in governing how the curtains will hang, as well as ensuring beautiful morning sunshine only enters your room once you have drawn back the curtains!

Curtain Restoration

This is another service offered and Katharine’s honest approach means she will always let a customer know if their curtains are beyond restoration. However, if this is something really important to a customer Katharine is happy to accommodate if possible, not usually the cheapest option as it is often hard work but it is something they are happy to offer based on an hourly rate.

Curtain alterations

Another service offered, often your curtains just need some tweaking to match your requirements perfectly. This is another service Katharine offers based on an hourly rate.

The results

Their painstaking efforts to ensure all their curtains are made to perfection means they really do leave the workshop with pride, the countless testimonials they have gratefully received is testament that they completed their aim perfectly and can move on to the next happy customer!