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Double Pleat Heading still Popular by Rachel Hubbard

While most people will be familiar with the gathered heading, the double pleat is gaining popularity and here’s why. The double pleat is a lot more structured than other styles because of its defined heading. While gathered can look whimsical and rustic, the double pleat is more formal. In the...

Q&A with Sue Whimster – by Laura Campbell

In this Q&A Sue gives her essential tips on choosing curtains for an old or historical interior.   Q: What are the main points to consider when planning curtains for an older property or country house? Sue: There are three key points.  The proportions of the...

SHEER MAGIC – by Laura Campbell

In recent years there has been more demand for sheer curtains, due to more contemporary minimalist interiors. Not only do lighter window coverings allow for privacy while not blocking out light, they can also introduce a romanic feel to an interior. One company that Sue Whimster Ltd...

GP & J Baker by Laura Campbell

With the largest privately owned textile archive in the world, it’s no surprise that GP & J Baker is one of our top fabric suppliers. Based in Chelsea Harbour’s Design Centre, the company that also produces wallpaper, furniture and trimmings, is an obvious go-to source for Sue Whimster and...

Sue’s Curtain Making talk at KLC Design School Chelsea April 2022

Sue’s KLC School of Design talks by Laura Campbell  For over 15 years Sue has been giving talks about professional curtain-making and soft furnishings to interior design students at KLC School of Design, based in Chelsea Harbour. As blinds, curtains and cushions are key, if not crucial,...