Hand Tied Canopies, by Us
Hand Tied Canopies, by us. Our knotted, USA made, 100% cotton, handmade bed canopies are consistently beautiful, excellent quality, and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
USA made, 100% cotton, consistently beautiful, excellent quality, and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Summary of Our Hand Tied Canopy Designs
You can choose from our (six) 15-inch drop, (four) 12-inch drop, and (three) 10-inch drop designs. All of our hand tied canopy designs are available in Natural color or White.
Our Hand Tied Canopy Making Techniques, Quality, and Standards
Our hand tied canopy materials are rather simple, and those materials are … cotton yarn + cotton yarn. We realize how important the integral ingredient…COTTON…is, to our being able to provide you with canopy bedding that is both beautiful and strong. So, only excellent quality, ring spun, warp twist, multi-ply cotton yarn is used in the making of our knotted canopies. In fact, when we make our yarn purchases, we actually drive to our yarn spinners and transport it ourselves. Making this additional effort for our regionally sourced cotton, is one way we go the extra mile to ensure that Hand Tied Bedding Co. canopy tops are the very best.
By the way, when we create your made to order canopy item, the multi-ply yarn is doubled in making the canopy netting (top and sides) of your canopy. And we fold it to 26 strands for the fringe/tasseling for our beautiful patterned canopy designs.
Our Hand Tied Canopy Designs (Tassels, Fringe, Formation)
Our hand tied tassel, or fringe, patterned designs are the most known and recognizable part of our canopies. So, we begin our technique, quality and standards summary, with this description first.
To create our handmade canopy designs, we form multiple plies of our cotton yarn to shape tassels. As we tie the formed tassels into the netting, we cut them to length. As we make each fringe piece we are positioning them in our memorized patterns, forming the beautiful designs. Upon completion, our hand tied canopy designs, when placed on your bed, will fall around the sides of your bed.
Tying, Knotting, Netting
We make our covering and drop lengths by using old world hand tied fishnet tying techniques. We utilize the tried and true ancient fisherman’s method of securely hand knotting the netting. Using the method, we form our canopy top, and the canopy sides, or drop lengths. These drop lengths of the netting will serve as the elegant canvas for your bed canopy’s patterned design.
We watchfully align our knots along the dowel sizing rod. When doing this, we are ensuring the knots and the holes in our netting are consistently, artfully, and beautifully defined.
A Little About Knots & Netting Holes
To ensure that the holes of the canopy netting are small, pretty and uniform, we use a small dowel stick sizing tool for our tying. In years past, some canopy makers have used larger dowels or sizing tools. However, we have always taken pride in producing smaller spaces of netting. Because, basically, the handcrafted netting is prettier (and more uniform) with the tighter tying.
Consistently, Artfully, and Beautifully Defined
As we knot our canopies, we watchfully align our knots along the dowel sizing rod. When doing this, we are ensuring the knots and the holes in our netting are consistently, artfully, and beautifully defined. The more finely detailed netting yields consistently pretty netting for your canopy bed top and sides.
We know it may seem silly to go on about the beauty of a knot or the size of netting holes. However, being diligent about this formation process helps us to ensure that you will receive a bed canopy that you will admire in your home for many years.
Our Hand Tied Canopy Finishing (& a note on sizing)
To join the canopy’s top netting with the sides, we use a joining process, which is a process that has been passed down from generations. Then, once joined together, the canopy is completed. The beautiful shape and design of the canopy we have made will then, when placed on your canopy bed, fall beautifully around the head, foot, and sides, just the way you want it.
Since canopy bed frames of different styles can vary, we carefully assess your canopy sizing needs, before beginning your order. Using our unique and trusted calculating method, we usually can achieve the goal canopy size to as close as the nearest half inch.
Hand Tied Knotted Bedding Items You Will Be Proud to Have In Your Home.
Measuring Note – If you are measuring your bed for our custom sizing. We will need your canopy bed frame’s length and width. To get those dimensions, just follow along your Canopy Bed Frame Rails, from outside edge to outside edge.
About the Drops and Our Recommendations
As mentioned above, our knotted canopy styles are available on drop lengths of 15-inch, *12-inch and *10-inch. *We should take a moment to note a recommendation, as follows. If your canopy bed frame consists of four canopy bed frame rails only, but no support slats in the middle (slats that fit the frame side to side), then we always advise selecting 15-inch drop designs for those beds. Basically, this is because the extra few inches of weight and material on the 15-inch drops simply prevent the center of the canopy tops from pulling into, or “sagging” into the area where you are missing some support.
Sometimes a customer requests different drop lengths. Less than 10-inch canopy drop lengths are not available for any of our designs. This is due to the fact that the patterns will not fit on less netting. We do occasionally get very unique requests from customers who have super tall canopy bed frames and want longer canopy drops for a design. Although we normally would not recommend a super long drop, we can make special drops for those exception orders.