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This review is from: The Encyclopaedia of Curtains (Hardcover)
Excellent - a great book if you want to make your own curtains and blinds. The pictures are very trad, but it has clear instructions, good line drawings, and a rating system to tell you how difficult projects are (though be warned 4 spoools really does mean very difficult, not for the faint hearted!). I have so far managed to put up pelemt boards and tracks, make pelmets, Roman blinds and interlined curtains, and am about to tackle some more. Really the only how-to book you need (and you can get all the supplies on their website), though I would recommend also getting the Swags and Tails pattern book(s) if you intend to make draped swags.
My only quibble is that their suggested pelmet proportions (1/5 overall length of curtains) are very traditional, and I found that a shorter pelmet (1/6 or even a little shorter for a very tall window) looked more modern - but as they suggest, trying the design in cheap fabric first is the best way.