Fabric walling is a hugely satisfying process involving a high level of detail, planning, skill and care.
You really get to know a fabric intimately.
CREATING A BESPOKE PIECE OF FABRIC FOR EACH WALL
Every wall has its quirks, and once the fabric has been chosen it is cut into lengths that are sewn together to make one full bespoke piece for each wall. Each of the lengths are tacked together by hand before being machine sewn so that the seams and pattern matching are perfect. The cotton 'bump' is treated in the same way.
FRAMING THE WALLS
Before we start stretching, each of the walls will be framed with a thin wooden batten - the thickness will depend on the depth of your cornice and skirting / dado rail. The battens are screwed into the walls so that we have a foundation to which we can attach both the cotton bump and the fabric for stretching.
STRETCHING & BRAIDING
Each wall is firstly covered with it's custom-made piece of cotton 'bump'. This is stapled to the top batten and then stretched gently over the rest of the framework. At this point the room completely changes - the sound softens and it already feels warmer. The fabric is then applied in the same way but stretched tightly over the interlining so that it is almost drum-like. Finally, the fabric is trimmed and the edges finished with a braid resulting in a stunning finish.