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The Encyclopaedia of Curtains

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The Encyclopaedia of Curtains - A Complete Curtain Maker

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WE ARE SORRY THIS BOOK IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE AS IT IS BEING COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED,

THE NEW EDITION WILL BE AVAILABLE 2015.

The Encyclopaedia of Curtains offers design inspiration and the know how to make beautiful curtains. 120 specially commissioned colour photographs give you lots of stunning design ideas. The Curtain-making Workshop tells you how to put it all together with detailed notes and 600 black-and-white illustrations. The projects range from beginner to professional levels. The step-by-step instructions are graded according to the skills and time required from quick and easy curtains to elaborate swags and tails.
  • Looking at the past - A brief history of curtains
  • Fabric glossary - a survey of fabric types
  • Get ready to sew - useful basics
  • Cutting and seaming - essential techniques
  • Curtains of all kinds - lots of different ways to make curtains
  • Decorative headings - over 20 styles of headings to make
  • Finishing touches - extras: edgings, bindings and fabric trims
  • Tops 1 - valances and pelmets in many styles
  • Tops 2 - even more valances and swags and tails for the adventurous
  • Tablecloths - easy to make cloths for round and TV tables
  • Cushions - of all kinds
  • Bed curtains - simple dressings to luxurious four-poster beds
  • Installation and fitting - achieving a perfect result


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The Encyclopaedia of Curtains - A Complete Curtain Maker
Contents Page
Introduction
How to use this book6
Quick style guide
"Thumb-nail views of design solutions for curtain and valance headings; headings for poles; tie-back designs; fabric trims; passmenterie; frill designs; fabric-covered laths; poles; valances; pelmets; swags and tails; Venetian windows; blinds; bay windows; tall and narrow windows; arched windows; problem windows including dormer skylights attic; beds; accessories including tablecloths and cushions"8
Design details
"Hand-sewn and machine-tape headings for curtains valances and poles; tie-back designs fabric trims and passementerie; frill design"26
Fabric covered laths46
Covered pelmet boards and fascias
Poles
Including door curtains52
Valances
"Including arched and serpentined valances and curved and scallop-shaped pelmet boards"84
Pelmets
Including lambrequins128
Swags and tails
Including swagged valances and Venetian windows152
Blinds
"Roller Roman and Austrian blinds and many other variations"198
Bay windows
Adapting and fitting all types of window treatments226
Tall and narrow windows including arched windows
Making the best use of static headings and Italian stringing252
Problem windows
"Design solutions for dormer windows skylights and other difficult windows; caf curtains"270
Beds
"Headboards bed valances and quilt designs; wall dressings coronas and half testers; four posters; bath curtains"286
Accessories
Tablecloths and cushions312
American glossary320
Sample Pages
Page 2 Page 1
Page 18 Page 27
Page 47 Page 179
All Images are © Merrick & Day Ltd
Information
ISBN : 0-9516841-4-0 Format : Hardback
Dimensions : 300mm x 220mm x 20mm
Weight : 1300g Number of pages : 240

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