In the debut episode of 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech, host Ceil Diguglielmo and workroom educator Susan Woodcock discuss common acronyms and terms used by professional workrooms, interior designers and installers. If you are new to the workroom industry, this will help you to understand the language and lingo used in future podcasts. Be sure to listen to the podcast to learn more details about the acronyms and terms listed below.
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Acronyms shared during the podcast included:
COM - Customers own material
CFA - Cutting for approval
FR - Fire retardant
VR - Vertical repeat
HR - Horizontal repeat
WOM - Width of material
WES - Widths each side
IB and OB - Inside bracket and outside bracket
FL - Finished length
FW - Finished width
BO - Blackout
SP - Short point
LP - Long point
Terms discussed during the podcast:
Sidemark - identification given to a vendor of your project. It could be an order number or clients name.
Return - where the drapery or valance turns at a right angle at the end of the rod or board and finishes at the wall, hiding the hardware and preventing light bleed on the ends.
Tabling - working with material on the worktable; cutting, measuring and folding over hems and headings
Tabling allowance - adding extra to the cut length to ensure there is enough fabric. Also known as a cutting allowance.
Take up - the amount of fabric lost when there is a turn of the cloth
Tolerance - a workroom tolerance for finished length to accommodate for shrinking or stretching of the material after installation
Railroaded fabrics - fabric that is oriented so that it is used running horizontally instead of vertically off the bolt.
Selvage - the woven edge of materials
Panel - one overall drapery section which can be a single or multiple widths of material
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