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30-Minutes with Workroom Tech: Episode Two / Grommets

In the second episode of The Sew Much More Podcast: 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech, host Ceil Diguglielmo and workroom educator Susan Woodcock discuss grommets. You can listen on iTunes: click here or Libsyn: click here

There are two different types of grommets: metal which can be made of brass or aluminum; and plastic. The grommets shown below are available from Rowley Company.

drapery panel with metal grommets

The drapery example shown here is made with brass grommets in a nickel finish. These are the most durable grommets, and can be used for operable, grommet draperies. You will need to use a grommet press with cutting and setting dies is to set the grommets.

For a decorative, stationary drapery, that will not be pushed opened and closed, the aluminum EZ-Set grommets can be used. EZ-Set grommets are much lighter and can be set with a hammer and a simple, inexpensive die set. The neck of the EZ-Set grommets is scalloped, so there is less metal to crimp... making them easier to set.

Another option are plastic, snap-together grommets. Do not be tempted