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Offering a comprehensive guide to all aspects of curtain-making, this volume contains information on a range of styles, materials and techniques that cater for the beginner and more experienced alike. Designs range from no-sew easy options to the more complicated headings, valances and pelmets. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Curtains in all the designs and styles you can imagine are enjoying a revival, but it could be argued that traditional curtain making skills are a forgotten art.
For the past seven years, we have been working towards the publication of this book, learning every moment of every working day, trying out ideas, finding the best methods for us and for the best results.
Each design has been a challenge and an opportunity to create something different.
Life and curtains are never dull - there is always something unusual to explore and exciting to discover.
The methods we outline here have been adapted from those developed in our own workroom but there is no reason why you shouldn't in turn adapt them to you your own situation and expertise, benefitting from our hard-earned knowledge, eliminating guesswork and enjoying timesaving shortcuts and professional techniques.
These are the tips which, at the beginning, we would have given a fortune to know.
Curtain making encompasses many different skills beyond the sewing machine, from using rubber bands, to pattern cutting, to a little carpentry and a lot of enthusiasm.
Rather than limit the instructions to a few projects, which may or may not suit your needs, we have given careful outlines of techniques which can be applied to an infinite number of styles and designs.
Treat the book like a pick-and-mix counter; take what you want and come back fro more when you've found out how satisfying it can be to look our at the world through a well dressed window.
Throughout the book, no matter what your experience or skill, we hope you will find what you need, whether it's the simplest seam or the most elaborate swags and tails.
Because we have included a great deal of detailed information, the make-up instructions are coded with a series of needle and thread icons, from one to four.
They indicate the level of skill needed,from the very easy to expert. But be encouraged; almost all the techniques, even the four needle ones, depend more on your patience and time than on years of experience.
Getting started is all that it takes to begin.
Catherine & Rebecca, Redbourne 1996 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I think I might have been better advised to have bought a newer edition, nevertheless I am quite pleased with this bookPublished 15 months ago by JacquelineFrasrr
Definitely packed with information and professional tips on curtain making. Probably a bit advanced for beginners like me but a very useful reference bookPublished on 9 Mar. 2013 by Mrs. Leila M. Spinks
This book is OK and the instructions are clear enough. However, I found it old fashioned in terms of style ideas and not particularly inspirational.Published on 30 Dec. 2011 by Sjh
The book is excellent. I agree with one of the other reviewers that it's a bit hard to find things in the book. Indexing could be improved. Read morePublished on 15 Jun. 2011 by wendy
The Encyclopaedia of Curtains
Nervous about making, for the first time, some very large interlined curtains, I bought this book as it appeared to contain from the 'look... Read more