• Roman
    Blinds
  • Capped Rods & Bars
  • Blackout Lined
  • Interlined Hand Mitred Corners
  • Traditional Rod Pockets
  • Choice of Chain Finishes
  • All Sizes
  • Brass RIngs
  • No Stitch Lines
    on the face fabric
  • Ask for a border
  • How to
    Measure
  • Expert Advice
  • Hand made
  • Hand Double Pleat
  • Hand Mitred
    Corners
  • Fabric Covered
    Weights
  • Herringbone Stitched
  • Double
    Pin Hooks
  • Pencil Pleat
  • Ruffle
    Heading
  • Highest quality
    Linings
  • Eyelet Headed
  • Triple Pleat
  • Curtains
    Lined & Interlined

1. The way we make them

We work on making beautiful, high quality products, not on how quickly or cheaply things can be made.

Here’s why we describe our Roman blinds and curtains as beautifully hand made our way.

    ROMAN BLINDS

  • No stitch lines through to the face of the blind. We hand stab stitch
  • Traditional rod pockets sewn into the lining. No cheap lining tape
  • Interlined blinds are finished with hand mitred corners
  • Hand stitched brass rings to guide the cords
  • End caps on all the rods and bottom bar to protect the blind from wear
  • Our interlined blinds are made the traditional way with a layer of interlining herringbone stitched in with the fabric, then covered with cotton lining
  • Our blackout blinds are made by sandwiching the blackout lining between the fabric and lining to reduce the number of pinpricks through the blackout when making.
  • We take care and consider the placement of the pattern position on the blind

    CURTAINS

  • Hand stitched hems and sides
  • Double 10cm hems on floor length and double 8cm hems on sill length
  • Hand made double, triple, goblet, cartridge and pinch pleats ( we dont use curtain tape for this)
  • Hand mitred corners
  • Double pin hooks on heavy curtains
  • Again we take care and consider the placement of the pattern position on the curtain

2. The materials we use

These are the materials we use and finishing touches we offer as standard.

    ROMAN BLINDS

  • Capped rods and bars
  • Highest quality linings
  • Brass rings
  • Choice of chain finishes
  • Specially chosen Interlining we think is best for blinds
  • Premium headrails made from a thicker gauge metal, with a quick release chain disc for child safety,(avoiding the need to attach the chain to the wall to comply with child safety regulations)

    CURTAINS

  • Highest quality linings
  • Specially chosen Interlining we think is best for curtains
  • Fabric covered lead weights

    FABRICS

  • We use fabrics that we know the quality of and trust

3. Add some extras

For example.

    ROMAN BLINDS

  • Add a border
  • Add a trim
  • Vary the fold design (eg cascading)
  • CURTAINS

  • Add a border
  • Add an edge trim
  • Pleat to pattern repeat
  • Double side the curtain with a fabric or 2 fabrics, eg for a door curtain

Contact us to discuss your ideas.


4. About Us

Dolman and Taylor is based on the edge of the Cotswolds near Chipping Norton.

Our make up processes are based on traditional methods and much hand stitching because we believe it gives the best finish. That is not to say we are stuck in the victorian era, we do use state of the art sewing machines and modern methods and materials where we think they are better than the old fashioned way.

what customers think


CINDY'S BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

I think about what I expect when I buy a something - great customer service, a high quality product, someone who treats me as an individual and understands exactly what I am after.

Whenever possible, I take time to get to know my customers and their home. This is not always possible when customers aren’t local so I am happy to work with photos to make suggestions and offer ideas wherever necessary. I have learnt over time that the product I want to make isn’t something that is mass produced and run up on a machine in an hour - I offer a truly personal service and deliver beautifully hand made curtains and blinds that I am proud of. Whilst I have an order form that you can quickly complete to check prices, I will happily help with advice and ideas for tricky windows, best fabrics to use or if you simply can’t decide. Please email or call for advice.