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Upholstery Tips & HintsTotal Hits - 190  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
You get the benefit of a professional’s accumulated knowledge, arranged alphabetically for easy reference, on canework; webbing; stuffing materials and techniques; pipings, buttons, tufts, and nails; fabrics and linings; gussets and gathers; and health and safety concerns. Inspirational and instructive anecdotes, plus traditional sayings from the business, provide a real insider’s view of the craft.
 
Take a hint from someone who spent most of his life in the furniture industry—in fact, take many, many tips! Make this essential little guide your practical companion, and any upholstering you do will go more smoothly and look better than it ever did before. You get the benefit of a professional's accumulated ideas and vast pool of knowledge, arranged alphabetically for easy reference, on canework and webbing; stuffing materials and techniques; pipings, buttons, tufts, and nails; fabrics and linings; gussets and gathers; and health and safety concerns. Inspirational and instructive anecdotes, traditional sayings from the business, and an insider's view of the craft offer a fascinating glimpse into upholstery's history and development, and how specialists ply their craft. 5 3/4 X 8 1/4. 176 Color Pages,146 Color Illustrations,230 B&W Illustrations
ISBN: 1861081685   Date Published on 6/30/2001
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Upholstery Fundamentals Total Hits - 154  |  Hits Today - 4Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
After lengthy search of the library I found this book. It makes upholstery making a lot easier than some other books that I looked into, especially the cushion making chapter.
ISBN: 1566377897   Date Published on 6/1/2001
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The Comfort ZoneTotal Hits - 198  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With author Juliet Bawden's help, you can now turn your home into THE COMFORT ZONE by adding beautiful textile projects to your bedroom, bathroom, and living areas. Beautifully photographed interiors and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to create a variety of "comfort" projects throughout the home. Appliqued blankets, a felt patchwork rug, squashy cushions, fake fur animal throws, fleecy rugs, and cotton kimonos are just a few items that can add that feel-good factor to your home. The introductory chapter of this book explores how to choose fabrics that encourage comfort, how to care for them, and how to use them in different projects throughout your home.

This book will help you create a cozy space where you can spin yourself a cocoon!

You'll love this book. Here's why:

** Simplicity & Cocooning are trendy for a reason, you'll learn the secrets.
** There are helpful suggestions for selecting and caring for comfort fabrics, as well as using color and textures in the home.
** Features step-by-step instructions for making a variety of feel-good projects, such as textural blankets, rugs, cushions, pillows and more.

ISBN: 0865734305   Date Published on 5/1/2001
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Upholstery Properly ExplainedTotal Hits - 242  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Upholstery Properly Explained
ISBN: 0716030004   Date Published on 4/1/2001
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Making Pillows and Slipcovers: Cushions, Bolsters, Bean Bags and Chair Covers to Transform Your HomeTotal Hits - 221  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Making Pillows and Slipcovers: Cushions, Bolsters, Bean Bags and Chair Covers to Transform Your Home
ISBN: 184215379X   Date Published on 3/25/2001
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Home Furnishing With Fabric Total Hits - 235  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Whether you long for the fresh and muted tones of Swedish minimalism, with sheer white linen hangings at the windows, or plan to upholster your sofa and armchairs in velvet or faux fur, Home Furnishing with Fabric will help you make your vision a reality. In this beautifully illustrated guide to decorative style, leading interiors writer Leslie Geddes-Brown shares her experience in exploring every aspect of using soft furnishings in the home.
ISBN: 1841721689   Date Published on 3/1/2001
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Sewing Stylish Home Projects : Over 30 Accessories for Your HomeTotal Hits - 255  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Accessories lend an existing room personality, character, and polish. In this book, interior designer Linda Lee shows readers how to add a special touch with pieces they make themselves at a fraction of what they would pay in the store. She provides instructions for pillows, napkins, curtains, lampshades, tablecloths, throws, runners, slipcovers, and more for four different rooms in four different styles: a modern country bedroom, Victorian parlor, Asian dining room, and Americana family room. With over 30 projects, Lee offers something to suit every budget, taste, and skill level. She walks readers through each one with clear patterns, step-by-step directions, and full-color photos of finished pieces.

 

ISBN: 1561583375   Date Published on 2/1/2001
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Simple Elegance: Furnishing With Fabric Total Hits - 248  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Simple Elegance
Furnishing with Fabric
Compiled by Dawn Anderson

Step by Step to Sophisticated Looks

These gorgeous fabric furnishings will infuse even the plainest room in your home with warmth, comfort, and style! If you can sew, glue, and staple, you can easily dress up a window, create a cozy corner, and soften hard lines for an air of casual elegance.

· Decorate with 20 versatile projects, from simple everyday accents to exquisite accessories for special occasions

· Choose from a variety of projects including pillows, table linens, window treatments, slipcovers, a duvet cover and shams, and a fabric lampshade cover

· Discover special designer tips throughout the book to help you achieve professional results

Let these beautiful, quick-to-make accessories help you add a simple yet stunning look to every room in your home!

ISBN: 1564773736   Date Published on 1/1/2001
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Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice (Butterworth - Heinemann Series in Conservation andTotal Hits - 212  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

This well referenced book provides an amply illustrated publication on upholstery conservation which discusses and reviews the issues related to the care, interpretation and treatment of upholstered furniture.

Through many well illustrated case studies the inter-disciplinary collaboration fundamental to upholstery conservation, and the complex decision-making process involved in the treatment of upholstered furniture, are made evident. The case histories are contributed by leading international practitioners in the field and concern objects and collections in the care of English Heritage, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other internationally renowned institutions.

Likewise, the contributors, from both sides of the Atlantic, are world-renowned specialists and leaders in this area of conservation working for the public and private sectors. The case histories, illustrated in colour, black and white and specially prepared line drawings, concern object treatment and documentation, the conservation of information, the function and the artefact. They range from the documentation of eighteenth century removable chair covers and the treatment of a nineteenth century carriage to a twentieth century foam-filled chair belonging to a museum.

* Principles and practice are demonstrated through a series of case histories
* Provides a common vocabulary and point of reference across the conservation disciplines
* Includes contributions from world-renowned specialists from the public and private sectors

'Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice is a vital reference in a new field, and will be of interest to a wide range of people, not just conservators and curators. It is a fine addition to the Butterworth Heinemann series.'
Conservation News

'Upholstery Conservation is a practical, well-developed textbook on the current state of the art. It will encourage the dissemination of information between people responsible for the conservation of upholstered items and help to improve the practice of upholstery conservation by encouraging the partnership of different specialists to acheive the best outcome.'
Museum National Magazine

'The book sets an excellent standard; it is a major contribution to the study of upholstery conservation in Britain and America and provides an invaluable work of reference upon which further studies can be based.'
The Furniture History Society Newsletter

'This book is useful not only for those who are involved in furniture or textile conservation, but also for scholars and students in the other fields of conservation of cultural property and for the curators who work with furniture collections.'
IIC-Japan Newsletter

ISBN: 0750645067   Date Published on 12/13/2000
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Cushions and CurtainsTotal Hits - 205  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

A beautifully designed, easy–to–follow guide to making cushions and curtains, with a dozen projects, clear instructions, and 300 color photos and diagrams.

Cushions and Curtains takes you through all the steps of learning to make these home accessories. Advancing through the basics of understanding fabrics and introducing the necessary equipment, it guides you through twelve projects, giving you the confidence and skill to make cushions and curtains with a professional finish. Cushions and Curtains will teach you how to: choose fabrics, calculate the quantity of material needed, and use a sewing machine to best effect; make square, round, boxed, and piped cushions with zippers (techniques that can also be used with footstools); create classic lined curtains finished with valences, pelmets, and tie–backs before progressing to interlined curtains and Roman blinds. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, this is a complete handbook for beginners and a fresh source of ideas for those more experienced.

Needlecrafts teacher Openshaw here provides directions for constructing basic cushions, pillows, curtains, valances, pelmets, tiebacks, and blinds for the home. Her meticulously detailed instructions at first appear a bit overly complicated, but that is the fault of the layout, which would have benefited from a greater separation between the projects and the better-labeled figures. Amateur sewers will be well guided by this book, making it a good choice for public libraries.

Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

ISBN: 1861263511   Date Published on 11/1/2000

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