Do you need to buy ready-made curtains - tulle or organza, for example, to decorate the kitchen space? Knitted curtains are far from a novelty, because our great-grandmothers knew how to knit not only tablecloths and napkins for the kitchen, but also beautiful window and door curtains. Today, this unusual way of decorating is undeservedly forgotten, but let's look at it in a new way. Indeed, it is now the styles of Provence, Shebi Chic, Country, Scandinavian Country, Rustic and Russian are gaining popularity, so knitted curtains can become a true interior masterpiece, original and original.
And if in addition to curtains to bind more and napkins, table cloth and covers on chairs - you will get a kitchen kit in the same style.
Curtains, curtains-cafe, lambrequins - about the color and patterns
Knitted curtains in the kitchen do require delicate care. However, in terms of design, such a product is the best solution for rooms in a rustic style, where the naturalness of textiles is important and the feeling that everything in the house is made, bound and sewn by hand.
Curtains in the style of Provence or country should not be too lush. But their main decoration is floral or floral motif, rural pastoral pictures or ornate patterns.
As for color, the best choice will be pearl, cream, milk, white and other light shades. Are allowed in the style of Provence and blue, lilac, pink, blue, olive tones, but not bright, but muffled.
The atmosphere of antiquity will be transmitted very accurately, if you choose schemes with large patterns - butterflies, plants, blossoming flowers.
Good for the kitchen and snow-white knitted curtains - they make the space more vivid, perfect and festive. By the way, in village styles in small kitchens you can use either direct canvases to the windowsill, and curtains in the style of "cafes" or laconic short lambrequins.
Knitted lambrequin can be combined with curtains or tulle.
If we are talking about a spacious room, then a real volume masterpiece can be connected by hooks - experiments with color, length and texture are appropriate here.
You can tie your hands not only with curtains, but here are such holders and ornaments for them.
Knitting techniques for curtains
For the manufacture of curtains for the kitchen, you will need the appropriate schemes - it depends on them the decorative effect of using the finished product. But before you choose them, you need to make measurements of the window opening and pick up a suitable crochet technique. In total, such techniques are 4:
- Fillet - in this case, the canvas is performed as an alternation of empty and full cells (posts / air loops). Such a curtain can be made in one piece or from individual elements. The technique is very common, it allows knitting without a pattern.
And here are the ideas of knitted curtain-cafe, lambrequins and curtains for shelves, which you can tie yourself in the technique of loin knitting.
- Bruges (Vologda lace) - crocheted lace is a combination of braid strips, background mesh and decorative motifs. The braid here is executed by the openwork or dense, usual column with a crochet, and the basis can be supplemented with absolutely different motives. It turns out a very spectacular imitation lace, woven on bobbin.
Lambrequins and curtains-cafes, crocheted in the technique of bruges.
- Schemes of Irish lace represent a magnificent combination of diverse elements - leaves, flowers, placed on a canvas, filling the gaps. Such works with their own hands require the creation of a preliminary sketch and pattern. The pattern helps to calculate the number of necessary elements and their location on the finished product.
- Brumstick (Peruvian technique) means crocheting and a very thick knitting needle. Sometimes a ruler or a pencil is used instead. Thick spoke is performed by separate rows-arches, between which any other patterns connected by crochet are placed.
But how you can manually knit the original curtains for the kitchen of bright colors.
Instead of flowers there can be snowflakes, and even knitted napkins.
Crochet by hand means the right choice of thread and tools. The thread is selected according to the number, thickness and type of the hook. The higher the density of the selected thread, the thicker the hook should be.
If you decide to decorate the kitchen with curtains from voluminous wool, then for knitting choose plastic tools. If the material is cotton or flax, then the tools choose metal.
You can choose different schemes and types of threads - so that the products created by yourself can be truly unique.
To crochet the beautiful curtains in the kitchen, you need to start working with making a small fragment - for example, a square with a side of 10 cm. The sample needs to be washed and ironed, after which you determine whether the resultant density of binding is suitable for you.
Then the height of the window opening and the length of the kitchen cornice are measured, the product is tied according to the chosen technique.
The finished fabric is erased - it is important to follow the recommendations of the thread manufacturers completely.
Ready and washed curtains are dried to a semi-moist condition, after which they are gently ironed - and the unique product can be hung on the cornice.