Thread curtains appeared with us not so long ago. At the same time, this decoration has been known in the interior for almost a millennium. Kisei has a rich history and was first invented in eastern countries. It was used to create light shading of the room without blocking the path for natural air circulation..
Why are they good in the conditions and in the interior of the kitchen??
Kiseya will help make the room more comfortable and the atmosphere relaxed. It can be easily decorated in different ways, combined with ordinary curtains or with thread curtains of other colors..
When cutting, the threads are not shaggy, they are easily tied into knots, weaved among themselves and just as easily unravel and acquire the same appearance, without deforming.
However, stylish design is just one of the main characteristics that allow the use of thread curtains in the interior of the kitchen..
- So, if the day is sunny and bright, then the curtains of the thread will protect your eyes from the blinding sunlight, and on a cloudy day they will not greatly impede the passage of light into the kitchen;
- You should not be afraid of the impracticality of such products – in fact, in fact, thread curtains practically do not get dirty in comparison with traditional textiles. So you rarely need to wash them..
Thread curtains can be used not only for decorating a window opening – they can be used to make effective zoning by highlighting the dining area or dividing the space in a studio apartment. The noodles will create a translucent “wall” that will not disturb the unity of the interior and it will not be difficult to pass through it.
In addition, thread curtains contribute to the visual increase in space by raising the ceilings. Therefore, such curtains are recommended for use in small kitchens with low ceilings..
Are there any downsides?
- If you have pets, and especially a cat, it is better to put on ordinary curtains;
- Thread curtains in the interior of the kitchen look very beautiful, but their color, design and decor need to be well thought out so that they are combined with the decoration, furniture, and style of the room. So, you need to be especially careful when choosing curtains with glass beads, sequins and other decor. Too many decorations can look tasteless and get bored quickly..
Types of filament curtains
Thread curtains used in the interior will help make the kitchen more comfortable. Moreover, the diverse design of solutions will allow you to choose an option for any style – from pretentious classics to original ethnicity.
Currently, the design of such curtains is very, very different – it can be:
- Narrow strands or wide noodles;
- Spirals, “chains”, thick ropes and soft, like plush threads;
- Plain thread curtains;
- Combinations of shades called “Rainbow”, smooth transitions or sharp contrasts;
- With various decorative elements – feathers, beads, sequins, bugles and even New Year’s “rain”;
- Threads with pompoms.
How to hang a muslin correctly so as not to entangle the threads
Kiseya is a row or several cascades of threads that fall from such a border-base, as shown in the photo.
Thus, the curtains can be hung in three ways:
- thread the rod (cornice) inside the pocket of the border (if there is no hole in the border, then you can simply fold it in half and sew it);
- you can simply hang the curtains on the hooks;
- a universal way – to sew the curtain tape and hang the muslin on the hooks to the cornice.
How do you hang the thread curtains so that the threads don’t get tangled? This is done simply.
We take out the curtains from the package and see that they are tied in several places with ribbons, so the manufacturer made sure that the threads do not get tangled.
Now we remove the first top tape and hang the curtains on the cornice in any way described above. Then we remove the rest of the ribbons in order and carefully begin to disassemble the tangled threads, pushing the muslin along the width of the cornice. The main thing is not to pull the threads and untangle them from top to bottom..
Thread curtains may initially be long. There is nothing to worry about – muslin can be easily trimmed with sharp scissors. This can be done in just a few minutes..
How to wash properly
- To wash the curtains, threads must be carefully twisted into a cloth, tied with a cloth in several places (you can also tie a knot or weave a braid), and then put them in a special bag (nylon tights are suitable). If you do not first tie the strings, they will get tangled and it will be very difficult to untangle them;
- After washing, the noodles dries quickly – you don’t need to specially dry it, just hang it on the cornice right away, where it will straighten under its own weight and dry out. At the same time, they must first be hung in a tied form, and then gradually untie the strings and untwist the tangled threads;
- You can also dry clean the muslin.
How to make thread curtains yourself?
It is not at all difficult to make a muslin with your own hands, even a beginner can handle it. Moreover, to bring the idea to life, you only need threads or wide ribbons for curtains a la noodles. Threads can also replace buttons, shells, wine corks, ribbons of different colors, strips of fabric, for example, tulle.
In addition, you will need appropriate jewelry, for example, beads, beads, sequins, stones. But keep in mind that curtains with feathers, fluff, lint, fabric balls or pom-poms for the kitchen are not suitable in terms of practicality..
If you want your muslin to look like a factory one, choose smooth viscose yarn for sewing with your own hands, which will flow, shimmering in the sun. A curtain 2.5 m long and 3 m wide will take at least 10 skeins of yarn.
Before making the curtains of the thread with your own hands, you need to correctly calculate the length of the product by measuring the window opening and choosing the optimal step between the parallel lines. As the basis for a do-it-yourself design, a braid, a wide ribbon or a wooden (metal) strip is chosen.
The ends of the threads are burned or tied in a knot. The easiest option is to cut tulle (or other fabric that does not require edging) into strips of the same length and width and tie to the curtain rod.