Eyelet curtains are called so due to the rings fitted on the top of the curtain representing “eyes”. Eyelet curtains are also referred to as ring top curtains. This curtain can only be fitted with a rod as the rod passes through all the rings. Beautiful simple style with a unique feature. The uniqueness about this style is that the fold is neat and is consistent from top to bottom. The wave is large so the pattern can be seen on fabric even when it folds on the inside.
The ideal thing to do with this kind of curtain is to match the rings with the rod. There is absolutely no need to have a pelmet or any other type of heading on the of this curtain. Even when pulled apart the only thing you see is the rod which is intact an accessory to be shown.
Eyelet curtains can be made with varied fabrics. The major category of fabric used for this type of curtains are block out and sheer. Translucent fabrics are not as popular as it is not that practical as it won’t fully block out light and is not a good insulant.
When it comes to block out fabrics there is a wide range of fabrics available but popular one the simpler designs. Also, attaching lining is not a very viable solution in this type of curtains. Hence, when using block out fabric its better to use the block out fabrics with back coating or use liners by itself.
With sheer fabrics similar and plain fabric are more popular as these curtains cover larger areas and similar or plain fabric will make the room less busy.
Eyelet curtains can be operated by hand only. It is not possible to have a cord control for this type of curtains. In most cases it is a good option to split the curtains into two and have two bunches on either sides.
Since the early 1990s at least 15 young Australian children have tragically died as a result of unfortunate strangulation incidents involving blinds cords and chains.
Australian Child Safety law requires all blinds retailers to supply child safety devices with all kinds of curtains which have loose cords and chains hanging. It is ones own responsibility to make sure that the child safety cleat is installed and any loose cords/chains are wrapped. Warning Stickers supplied with the blinds should never be removed.