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Battenburg lace curtains – Vintage battenburg lace

Battenberg lace curtains are sometimes very hard to track down , they are a specific type of material that was used quite extensively in years gone by, the overall design of the batternberg lace curtain is generally an overall design that is quite heavily patterned , these types of curtains are also generally a readymade item that you can purchase to fit a certain style or size of window. They generally will either come in a pure white colour or soft creamy or ecru . Battenberg lace curtains are now generally made from 100% polyster but there are still some companies that use 100% cotton. Installing them is quite simple as they are normally made with a rod slot at the top

Many of the battenburg lace curtains will include the main side curtains , tiebacks and a valance that is installed over the top, when measuring your window ensure that you have measured from the top of the architrave or plaster down to the floor and across the window from one side to the other. Normally you would allow 2 times the fullness for the area that you are covering , for example if the window where your batternburg lace curtains are going is approximaely 6 feet or 2 metres wide than you require around 12 feet of lace or 4 metres , this ensures that your new curtains willl look full and not appear as if they have been spaced out too much.

Washing or cleaning your new batternburg lace curtains is relatively a simple process of hand washing in a tub with a soft cleaning soap and then hand wringing them until they are just damp , they can now be re-hung when wet , this allows them to form back into their natural shape or folds. They can also be regularly vacuumed with a soft head brush to remove any build up of dust. The quality of this lace ensures that you will a traditional look and feel on your window with your new battenburg lace curtains.

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