Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Conservatory Roof Blinds

I've got a new toy.... a paper crimper! I've mentioned already my idea for blinds in the conservatory but the thought of fan pleating so much paper was too much to bear. Now with this nifty little gadget the vellum comes out with just the right amount of 'ripple' to look like blinds when they're closed. Perfect for the closed blinds on the back roof of the conservatory. For the front I wanted blinds to look more like they were partially opened so there was nothing else for it but to run the vellum through the crimper and then pleat the rest by hand. Some beading nylon was threaded through them and here's how they look in situ....

the back...

...and the front, if a little crooked!

I'm pleased with how they've turned out...now what else needs pleating?


  1. Hi Allison... I love your conservatory and I'm looking forward to follow the progress. Can I ask the brand of the conservatory?

  2. What a great idea, looks really effective. I've never heard of such a thing, was it expensive?

  3. Que gran idea y que genial resultado.
    Una maquina perfecta para tu trabajo.
    besitos ascension

  4. Thanks Ladies!
    Annie, the conservatory is The Cotswold by The Dolls House Emporium which is still manufactured by them (item number 1992).
    Norma, nice to see you posting again! I'll add a photo of the crimper and it was quite inexpensive at only £3 GBP

  5. That sounds like a handy tool, the blind looks great!

  6. Clever!! Works brilliantly - looks super.

  7. The conservatory is beautiful and those blinds are fabulous!


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