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Topic: Curtains from old sari, a photographer I ain't.  (Read 697 times)
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« on: May 02, 2018 06:11:41 PM »

There is surely some trick to taking photos of curtains from inside the house, there's got to be. I don't know what the heck it is because, hoo boy, a dozen snaps and this fuzzy lot is the best I can do, lol.
In any case, I scored a very beautiful sari in Toronto's Kensington market years ago and have been meaning to make bedroom curtains of it since then. One side was rainbow stripes, the other mostly peacock blue and pink, gold all over. When cut it in half there was enough plus a little left over (used for a very special project I'm hoping to post here soon). Different but similar, just as I like it.

I used a nice wide twill tape sort of ribbon for back-tabs.

I had purchased some dark slinky fabric to line them to prevent sun-fade and also block light but I mis-calculated and only got enough for one curtain, d'oh! Thankfully I had more similar in my stash. I did have to piece it together to fit but it worked out just fine in the end and yay, I used up stash!

Trust me when I say these are gorgeous and we love waking up to them every morning.

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018 07:53:16 PM »

Why yes, they are gorgeous! Way to save the day with stash, too!

And why yes, taking photos of window coverings is super hard! I keep meaning to get some of those reflector thingies for photography and I keep not doing it.

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018 12:16:03 PM »

Great idea to turn a beautiful sari into curtains so you can enjoy them every day! They are so pretty!

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