Curtains with a twist

If you're wanting something truly eye-catching for your windows, try this basket-weave treatment.




Interior Designer, Leslie Fine, wanted a treatment that would allow the drapes to make a statement in a high-ceilinged room. Rather than just hang plain drapery panels, Leslie and her client came up with a very inspiring way to display curtains. The sheer fabric curtains are woven at the top to frame the window.

To make a basket-weave panel, start off with 7 strips that can be folded in half over the curtain rail and hang to the floor. Cut 3 strips of fabric for the basket weave. Place the [7] strips on the rail or rod and weave the [3] strips over and under the fabric. Close off the [3] strips at the back.