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Soft Furnishings: Pleasures Of HomeTotal Hits - 223  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Use fabric with confidence and flair! Take a look around your room, determine its style, and then begin a process of marvelous transformation. Each project here features an entire room, so you can see how to add a variety of soft details designed specifically for its specific form and function--and how to create a coherent and harmonious effect. The full range of soft furnishings is covered: curtains, pelmets, blinds, loose covers, cushions, and table and bed linen. Take the expert advice on choosing appropriate colors, patterns, and end patterns for the style you prefer. Among the interiors featured here--Cottage Bedrooms and Provençal Kitchens. And beautiful cased sheer curtains add a fresh, airy look to any room. Whatever décor you prefer, you'll find a unique blend of inspiration and practical advice. 128 pages (all in color), 9 3/4 x 9 3/4.
ISBN: 0304350915   Date Published on 12/31/1998
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Fabrique Technique Total Hits - 941  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Fabrique Technique is the perfect handbook for the do-it-yourself decorators! Brilliantly colored photos, worksheets and charts lead you step-by-step through the most time consuming and frustrating aspect of any interior design project-- the selection and coordination of fabrics. Fabrique Technique shows how everyone from the novice do-it-yourselfer to the more experienced decorator, can use color, pattern and texture to bring out your personal style!

This patented system making fabric coordination a breeze is the only product of its kind on the market. Fabrique Technique is based upon the use of three different fabrics within a space, and uses six characteristics of color, pattern and texture that are found in every fabric. This simple easy to use guide gives anyone the confidence needed to make their home a personal reflection of who they are. After all, isn't that what good design is all about?
Contrary to popular belief, professional interior designers and decorators are not taught fabric coordination in school. When people learn of this, they are quite surprised to say the least. This is why Fabrique Technique is so important, not only to the professional, but to the consumer as well. Never before has there been a book, much less a patented system for this aspect of decorating. Nothing more than fabric sets the ambiance and personality of a room. Not enough variety and the room becomes staid and boring. Too much variety, and the space is restless and uncomfortable. There is so much written about personal style these days and how to achieve it. Fabrique Technique really accomplishes the use of color, pattern and texture to lead us to our own personal style.

ISBN: 0966634802   Date Published on 10/1/1998
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Make it with Style: Slipcovers (Make It with Style)Total Hits - 870  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Make it with Style: Slipcovers (Make It with Style)
ISBN: 0517882418   Date Published on 9/29/1998
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New UpholsteryTotal Hits - 233  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
New Upholstery: Step-by-Step Solutions for Creating Fresh and Modern Furnishings
ISBN: 0765108348   Date Published on 8/1/1998
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Fast & fabulous: low-sew bedroom projects (Fast and Fabulous Series)Total Hits - 475  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A unique collection of accessories that can transform any bedroom into a comfortable refuge, this book includes over 140 color photos and illustrations.
An excellent book with projects to made that don't have that country 'craft fair' look. These projects will add style,flair and an air of quiet elegance the bedroom. Simple projects and beautiful pictures help open the mind to what can be!
 
ISBN: 0762100281   Date Published on 5/11/1998
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Bed Linens (Home Living Workbooks)Total Hits - 302  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From ornate canopies to simple bedskirts, from adding a personal monogram to a store-bought item to creating an heirloom that will be passed down for generations, home seamstresses of all levels will find "Bed Linens" an indispensable resource. 50 full-color photos. 112 pp. National publicity. 15,000 print.
ISBN: 0609601261   Date Published on 4/14/1998
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Simply Upholstery Total Hits - 237  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Add comfort and sophisticated style to virtually any room in your house with Simply Pillows. From whimsical treatments for a child's bed to today's hottest decorating trends, Simply Pillows takes you through the basics of selecting materials and sewing techniques all the way to intricate designer finishing details. Instructions, illustrations, and photographs for 30 projects will inspire you to create an infinite variety of pillows, bolsters, and cushions to suit your own decor needs.

More involved than constructing a slipcover, upholstering furniture means giving an item a new identity that it will wear like skin. Understanding the layers of fabric, trimming, padding, and webbing that give a chair or a sofa its curves and contours can seem like learning a new language. How do you handle the practicalities of repairing the old innards, calculating new yardage, cutting pieces to fit properly, and achieving smooth coverage, let alone the aesthetic considerations of determining the appropriate fabric and trim choices? Simply Upholstery takes the guesswork out of all these problems and more, in straightforward, thorough, step-by-step instructions, supplemented by excellent color diagrams. Since individual furniture pieces vary so widely in design and dimension, the general directions are geared toward solid basic technique that can be applied to many styles of sofas and chairs. To show the entire process in action, the final section offers detailed color photos tracking all 50 steps of reupholstering a traditional wing chair. Like other volumes in Sunset's winning how-to series format (see also Simply Window Treatments and Simply Slipcovers), this pragmatic, careful approach brings a somewhat complicated subject down to a level that even newcomers can understand. --Amy Handy
 
This book won't leave you wondering if you have all of the information. This book is an excellent book for beginners. It explains everything from what tools you will need to tips from the pros. You dont need another book when you buy this one. Great Find for my first upholstery book.

This book is not, and does not claim to be, the last word on all aspects of upholstery. But it is loaded with most of the basic information and step-by-step instructions that a home do-it-yourselfer would need. It is lavishly illustrated with numerous clear full-color illustrations and photos. I found it extremely helpful; excellent for the do-it-yourselfer as well as for the more serious student of upholstery who's looking for a place to start. (Its only shortcoming was not listing any sources for buying supplies.)
 
Written in easy to understand terms with lots of illustrations. This is a great book that explains how to reupholster several types of furniture pieces while teaching you the pro's tricks, so you get up to speed quickly!
 
ISBN: 0376011858   Date Published on 1/1/1998
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Upholstery Restoration Total Hits - 245  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Do you have an antique that needs reupholstering? Are you searching for bargains to restore? This guide introduces you to basic techniques for making the old as good as new. The projects include: a piano stool with a pinstuffed seat; a Victorian dining chair; a late Victorian Box Ottoman; a turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts armchair; and a late Victorian chaise longue. Instructions appear in photo-caption style, with every step presented in exacting detail and full color. 144 pages (all in color), 8 x 11.
ISBN: 1861080522   Date Published on 12/31/1997
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Print Magic: The Complete Guide to Decorative Printing Techniques Total Hits - 226  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The book opens with a lively history of printing in various cultures. The story starts with the simple discovery that a relief surface, like the palm of a hand, can be used to make a decorative mark on a flat surface, and leads on to tell of the sophisticated processes which resulted in delicate Japanese prints, fine Indian chintzes and the brilliant achievements of a craftsman like William Morris. Descriptions of the many tools, materials and media which can be used in printing then preface twenty-seven decorating projects, each clearly describing the steps necessary to produce a particular pattern. The projects are illustrated with striking close-up photographs, showing not just the printing processes, but also the luscious textures of the paints, dyes and surfaces employed. The fun of mixing up paints, printing freehand across a length of fabric or watching the magical effect of silk screening is captured in text and photographs as decorative pieces are created and interiors are transformed. The book is a primer for people interested in the visual enrichment and hands-on pleasure that printing can offer - the simple satisfaction, for example, to be found in carving a potato into a stamp and printing it onto paper to produce a wall border or onto fabric to make up curtains. The authors exploit the basic spirit of printed decoration to demonstrate techniques as diverse as lino cutting, woodblocking, stencilling, batiking and tie dyeing - all of which are easily achievable with the guidance and inspiration found here. The result is the most comprehensive practical book ever about this fascinating subject, which demonstrates how, with some knowledge, a little imagination and very little outlay, you can produce an endless variety of original images to decorate your home.
ISBN: 1854104756   Date Published on 10/1/1997
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The Liberty Home: Distinctive Sewing Projects from Classic Liberty FabricsTotal Hits - 225  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Since 1875, the name "Liberty" has been synonymous with quality and refinement in home decorating. Now, from kitchen and dining room to the living room, nursery, and dressing room, this book takes the reader around the Liberty home and introduces unique home decorating projects and accessories made up in Liberty fabric. It provides examples of both traditional and contemporary approaches to fabric choices and advice on the use of alternative or complementary non-Liberty fabrics. 250 color drawings. 40 color photos.
Liberty & Co., the London-based fabric and interior furnishings concern founded in 1875, is best known for fabrics using Arts and Crafts patterns from the early part of the 20th century. But this is not acknowledged in the introductory essay by Sarah Nichols, who chooses to show the complexity of the firm's production of interior furnishings in addition to their fabric. With no definition of the Liberty style, these soft-furnishings sewing projects for the home seem purposeless. That, plus the hard-to-follow instructions and lack of any U.S. sources for purchasing Liberty fabrics, make this a marginal purchase.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
ISBN: 0809229889   Date Published on 10/1/1997

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