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I want to hang Roman shades on four windows. The sewing of the shades is the easy part. I need to find the hardware that rolls the shades up and down. Does anyone have any suggestions where I can locate the hardware for Roman shades?
I made Roman shades for my home. I used the instructions from a free leaflet found in the drapery hardware area of a craft store. I used white cotton twine for the string. Attached to the top of the window casing is a board, something like a 1x2 will work, the width of your window. I used matching fabric between the board and the window, draping over to hang in front. Place eyehooks in the board to catch the twine. My shades have 3 strings up the back, so I needed 4 eyehooks. 3 in line with the strings, and one to the far right. The twine from the left will go straight up the shade, through the eye hook to the left, and through all the other eyehooks. The center one will go through the center hook and the two to the right, and the string on the right side of the shade will go up, through that eye hook, and through the one on the right. Now you have all the strings together. Put a cleat on the window frame or the wall, placed high enough to keep strings out of reach of toddlers. Tie a knot in the strings to keep them pulling together. Put a decorative knob or bead at the end. When you pull the shades up, wrap the strings around the cleat to hold. (A cleat fastens at the center, and has a prong at the top and bottom. The prongs curve away from the wall. I found clear plastic ones.)
go to www.windowblindsparts.com click on roman shades. you will find the roller for the strings, the lock for all the strings, and the little cover that goes on the end of the strings. hope this helped.
You'll find all of your roman shade supplies and hardware there.
Also try BlindSaver, they've got a whole section of Roman shade parts, plus some tutorials.
This site has a large selection Of Roman Shade Parts
HELP! I'm trying to install a pair of Roman Shades that my wife bought at a yard sale. I'm mounting them on the outside of our window frame, side by side. I have two Roman shades but only one pair of mounting brackets. The instructions that came with the shades have a picture of the brackets so I scanned it in and attached it to this post. This is what they look like. I need one pair of brackets like these.
The instructions that came with the shades have 'Woolrich Fabric Roman Shades' at the top if this helps any.
Please email responses to "steve(dot)broome(at)gmail(dot)com"
Where can I purchase hardware for Roman Shades?
Nancy from Grayslake, IL
I have made many roman shades and all I use are the small (bone rings) to run the twine thru and small eye hooks to screw into the top of the window frame to fasten the twine to. I also use 1/4 inch dowels for the folds and nylon twine . You do not need any expensive items. I use decorative upholstery tacks to tack them to the top of the window frame. You do need a cleat or something to fasten the twine to when they are pulled up. If you have more questions contact me at sell5678 @ prexar.com (remove spaces) Anna from Maine
Thanks, Anna. I was looking for the type of hardware that would not require the cleat to fasten the twine.
I was going to give you a website that I found for Roman Shades hardware, don't know if you still need it, but here it is! :-)
Thank you, Stacey. I went to the web site and that's what I'm looking for - the continuous loop mechanism. I'll study the instructions and then I'm off to JoAnne Fabrics. Appreciate the help. I'm a first time user of this web site and already I like it. Thanks again. Nancy
From the looks of this bracket, I would try replacement parts from a window treatment company, like Graber. They were probably sold with purchased window treatments and may be available for purchase as hardware replacements. They possibly are more expensive than you anticipated; doing an internet search may give you some discount.
found on Blindsparts web page. part number 388
What is the name of the hardware, that is shaped like a triangle, at the top of a roman shade used to hang the shade by a nail or screw?
I don't know the name but the category would be "fasteners" in your local hardware store. They tend to bunch all manner of items in there. Good luck. Or make your own with coat hanger wire and pliers.
My wife and I are making our own Roman shades, we have everything except the hanging hardware for them. I was on the site and saw the hanger I was looking for, but I cannot find the hanger anywhere or even the name of the hanger. Steve showed a picture of the hanger (the picture is still on the site), as he was looking for the same hanger. I have looked everywhere to find this, but without any luck. Can anyone be of help to us? The hardware looks like a square bracket with a set screw in the bottom of it.
Thanks for all the help!
By Larry F.
Print out the picture showing the hardware you need and take it to the hardware store/DIY centre. If you don't have a printer at home you can print things off the Internet at your local library for a small fee (under $1USD last time I was in the States).
I relocated to the UK in 2010 and as I like to DIY, soon discovered the British (of course, lol!) have different names for things than we do back in the US. I quickly figured out a picture is still worth a thousand words - I either took the book/magazine picture or a print-out of what I needed to the 'ironmonger' (Brit-Speak for hardware store) and showed the clerk what I needed.
In and out of the shop with just what I need in under ten minutes, works a treat:)