On the back of a tea towel sew three rows of three curtain rings, one in the middle and one at each side, ensuring that the rings align across the tea towel. Cut the batten to the width of the tea towel and fix the top of the towel to the top edge of the batten with upholstery tacks. Screw three eyelets to the bottom edge of the battern, to correspond with the three column rings. Screw the battern in place above the window. Cut the cord into three lengths, each twice as long as the tea towel. Knot one end of the cord on to one of the lowest curtain rings. Thread it through the rings above and on to the eyelet. Repeat for the other two rows of rings. To raise the blind, pull the cords and wind around the cleat attached at a convenient height on the adjacent wall.
You will need: tea towel, 9 curtain rings, needle and thread, batten, small saw, upholstery tacks, hammer, 3 eyelets, drill, screws, screwdriver, strong thin cord, cleat.
Time needed: 1 hour