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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 2014.

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


Price each: 27.50


The Encyclopaedia of Curtains - A Complete Curtain Maker
Contents Page

Part one
LOOKING BACK
Glimpses of the Past

Part Two
A WIDER CHOICE

Style and Design Portfolio
Fabric Glossary
Choosing Tracks, Poles and Other Fittings

Part Three
CURTAINS, TOPS & BLINDS

Guidelines
Quick & Easy: No-Sew
Get Ready to Sew
Curtains of All Kinds
Decorative Headings
Finishing Touches
Tops 1: Scarf Drapery, Pelmets & Valances
Tie-Backs
Blinds of All Kinds
Remaking Curtains

Part Four
BEDS & EVERYTHING ELSE
Beds
Tablecloths
Cushions

Part Five
INSTALLATION & FITTING

Fitting and Hanging
Care and Cleaning

Suppliers Directory
Glossary
Index



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Sample Pages
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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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