I spent most of yesterday at a course on making Romans blind; sorry, Roman Blinds. Contrary to Bob Almond's belief, I did not stick men from antiquity in the eye with sewing machine needles for six hours. Though my back might not have been quite so sore if I had.
Four of us were expertly sequenced through the measuring, ironing, folding, ironing, pinning. ironing, pleating, ironing and even sewing stages of getting the lining onto the fabric. It's Mise's fabric, by the way, finally in use! And gorgeous stuff it is to work with too. I have some slip-stitching to finish at home, and then I shall go back to learn how my wood and metal work should advance. Thankfully I'll not have to carry my sewing machine up four flights of stairs that night!