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Keeping in the Warmth

Hemp%20Curtain.jpgAfter insulation, heavy curtains are an efficient and affordable way to keep the warmth from escaping through the windows in winter. To best stop your warm air escaping, you want good coverage over the window. We hung our curtains on a rod with wooden rings and placed the rod a good 10cm above the top of the window architrave, and let the curtains fall 30cm below the bottom architrave. We also placed a small hook in each of the brackets that support the curtain rod, so we can hook the curtain right around to touch the wall, and enclose the window nicely.

We made the curtains from heavy, natural, sustainable and attractive material - 100% herringbone hemp we ordered from And many thanks to our brilliant Nanna who turned them into beautiful curtains!

Reader Comments (7)

Love the curtains! How did you attach them to the rings? I don't see clips or pinch pleats. Did Nanna sew small loops on back side of drapes? Hope not! Don't look forward to that project!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Hi Karen, she sowed metal clips at the back which are then attached to the wooden rings

January 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterHappyEarth

(hi allison, i was just wondering whether your grandma(?) lined the curtains for extra insulation? we will be living in a cold weather climate (southern highlands) and i'm planning to sew all of our own curtains from hemp. i'd prefer to use only natural materials but just wonder whether hemp alone will be sufficient to reduce heat loss in winter.

January 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertamara da silva

Our curtains were not lined, however, it might be wise to do so in a colder climate such as the southern highlands.

January 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterHappyEarth

Many people consider window treatments as finishing touches to the room's decor, and usually pay little or no attention to this interior detail. Sometimes when you start improving your blinds or curtains, the budget often runs low. However, window treatments should never be neglected, as they play an important part in emphasizing the individual character of the place.

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