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|•Use the power of the sun to create crafts.
Sun printing is magical—and the technique can be used to print fabric, paper, and more, with stunning results. Sun-Kissed Quilts & Crafts shows how to harness the power of the sun to produce projects, including quilts, pillows, and wall hangings, plus no-sew crafts like an apron, lampshades, and cards. Nontoxic, sun printing is just the thing for everyone who wants their day in the sun.
ISBN: 1571202986 Date Published on 9/1/2005
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With 15 easy to follow, fabulously illustrated step-by-step projects, this is just what the beginning upholsterer needs. The first eight items--including a drop-in-bottom chair, overstuffed seat, and box cushion--teach the fundamental techniques required to tackle any upholstery task that might arise. After that, it's time to get more creative, with a beautiful Art Deco armchair, chaise longue, leather chesterfield, and more. Each project includes a list of tools and materials, a quick overview of the key skills, and tip boxes to make the work go more smoothly.
Save your old sofa or stuffed chair by reupholstering it. This book outlines the process clearly and concisely, with wonderfully detailed illustrations and photos for every step of the way. Sowle and Dye, craftspeople from England with their own upholstery web site (www.oldsofas.com), handle the topic expertly, covering basic techniques, tools, and materials. The layout is crisp and cohesive, which results in an attractive book. Although this is essentially a British publication, with lists of overseas suppliers, comparable materials and tools are available in the United States. Good for beginners; recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
ISBN: 1843307979 Date Published on 6/28/2005
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Everywhere you look, the look is Brunschwig. From grand rooms in the White House and the Palace of Versailles to romantic retreats in country cottages and seaside homes, Brunschwig & Fils fabrics
, wall coverings, and furnishings are used to create timeless, personal, and beautiful interiors.
ISBN: 0821228595 Date Published on 4/14/2005
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Revive tired, worn, and threadbare furniture
with these easy-to-follow lessons in upholstery. So Simple Upholstery offers clear, detailed advice and specially commissioned step-by-step photography that makes this subject accessible for even the newcomer. The book includes an introduction outlining the tools that readers need and explains how to successfully remove old material. From there, projects begin, ranging from a simple music stool to an elegant chaise lounge. Topics cover handling the practicalities of repairing innards, calculating new yardage, cutting pieces to fit properly, and achieving smooth coverage. The emphasis in this book is on practical household furniture - chairs, stools, sofas - as these pieces are used on a day-to-day basis. So Simple Upholstery encourages the reader to use the best materials and the most reliable techniques, so that furniture can enjoy a full and serviceable life!
ISBN: 1580112382 Date Published on 4/1/2005
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Slipcovers and pillows are simple and stylish methods of transforming the look of your furniture
without spending a fortune. Known for their practicality and versatility, slipcovers and pillows can also add color and design elements to any home decor. Easy Slipcovers & Pillows
shows how to choose and create just the right covers and pillows for your chairs, stools, and sofas. With comprehensive photographic step-by-step instructions, each of the 25 original projects provides a professional-style guide to choosing shapes, colors, and fabrics
, while an extensive techniques section details all the stitching skills you will need.
As the other reviewer has said this book has very good illustrations and in many steps. It answered many of the questions I had on mitered corners and other things and so I will be able to use the other book I bought sewing edges and corners. One of the best books I've seen on this topic and sewing. I will certainly buy other books by creative publishing hoping that they will be good as this one. So this book is recommended for beginners with some experience.
ISBN: 1580112250 Date Published on 2/1/2005
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Today's homeowners want their homes to be distinctive and stylish without hiring expensive decorators and designers - now they can create the look they want easily and inexpensively with this companion to the very popular Sew-It-Yourself Home Décor. With the same brilliant photography and easy to follow instructions for even more fabulous projects, sewers will easily create elegant window dressings
, cushions, bed
covers, table linens and more.
This beautifully illustrated book presents simple, step-by-step instructions, as well as color photos and illustrations, for more than 50 home decor projects for every room in the house. The book includes a list of tools and materials needed to complete the projects, as well as instruction on basic sewing techniques, ensuring success for beginners as well as experts.
-50 easy-to-create, yet elegant home décor projects for every room -Step-by-step instructions, color photos and illustrations -Features a list of tools and materials needed
ISBN: 0873498038 Date Published on 1/29/2005
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There are five key areas of the home where soft furnishings can make a big difference: bath, bedroom, kitchen, dining and living room. Best of all, soft furnishings can be easily created by anyone with a sewing machine -- even beginners.
Simple Soft Furnishings covers the core sewing items needed to transform any home into a fashionable and welcome environment. With an irresistible collection of projects, ranging from simple cushions to elegant curtains and sumptuous bedding, these designs are a mix of timeless classics and current trends with appeal for all ages.
Each project will bring style to any room at an affordable cost. The focus is on quick and easy ideas that can be readily made in a weekend. This beautifully presented book features: - Fifty original soft furnishing designs for the home - Projects for cushions, curtains and blinds, seating, bedding and table linens - Simplified techniques for the beginner sewer - Illustrated step-by-step instructions - Advice for alternative fabrics, fastenings, trimming, patterns and color schemes - List of resources and suppliers - Tips for adding special touches to customize each project.
Simple Soft Furnishings is an inspiring and practical guide to creating fashionable home furnishings.
ISBN: 155407018X Date Published on 10/31/2004
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S-t-r-e-t-c-h decorating budgets! Revitalize home furnishings! Stylish, versatile
, and inexpensive slipcovers transform dated furniture
with minimal expenditure and limited technical skill. They offer the option of shopping consignment stores, flea markets, and yard sales with the assurance that it is possible to coordinate with existing decor, regardless of established fabrics
, patterns, and colors.
Slipcover Style presents the inspiration and the technical know-how to create 26 fantastic new covers for chairs, sofas, stools, deckchairs, beds, and tables. Offers step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams, and features beautiful photographs of finished projects for inspiration. Includes a section explaining all the essential sewing and finishing techniques needed to successfully complete each project.
* Revitalize home decor with 26 easy-to-make projects * Create classic and contemporary slipcovers for chairs, sofas, beds, and tables
* Presents clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations
ISBN: 0873496205 Date Published on 8/1/2003