Every small blind company now can afford professional blind assembly equipment with the introduction of a free-standing manual hoist from Turnils Ltd., West Midlands, England, which is designed to construct blinds up to approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. Once assembled, the headrail is attached to the hoist with either standard clips or optional adjustable clips. Various sizes can be accommodated.
Foaming Cleaner for Rugs, Upholstery
The fast and easy way to clean rugs and upholstery is with Spray No. 869 Foaming Rug & Upholstery Cleaner from Sprayway, Inc., Addison, IL. Ideal for spot-cleaning and for spills and spots, Spray No. 869 releases ground-in dirt from rugs, carpets and upholstery including velour. Use in homes, offices, waiting rooms, hotel rooms, lobbies and automobiles, anywhere rugs and upholstery need cleaning.
Pressed Tin for Unusal Look
Normally used for ceilings, a pressed-tin backsplash from Chelsea Decorative Metal Co., Houston, TX, gives a kitchen an unusual look and is easier to install and maintain than tile. It also is more cost-effective. Available in two- by four-foot sheets, and although it comes in 12- and 24-inch patterns, the six-inch pattern repeat often works best. Styles range from Victorian to Art Deco.
Intricate Designs Need Fine Marks
The fine point Mark-B-Gone[TM] marking pen (No. 693) and disappearing ink marking pen (No. 694) from Dritz®, Spartanburg, SC, make detailed markings on fabric for drawing intricate embroidery, quilt and craft designs and for transferring pattern markings. The water soluble ink can be removed with a clean cloth moistened with plain water or by soaking in plain water.
Supple Hook and Loop Fastener
Velcro USA, Manchester, NH, introduces Velcro® brand Soft & Flexible Sew-on hook and loop tape. Designed for sewing and decorating projects, this fastener is the most pliable of the hook and loop fasteners. The finely knitted side gives it a velour-like nap that lies flat when used with fabrics. Supple enough to be used on decorative pillows, duvets, slipcovers, bed and table skirts and ruffles.