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|Has crossover appeal among sewers and quilters
Krause Publications is the premier publisher of machine embroidery books, with seven titles generating more than $1.6 million in combined sales
Great value - covers a variety of projects within the book, with designs included in an accompanying CD-ROM
This book inspires readers to tackle a small-scale home make over, one room at a time. Eight rooms, each with a theme and three design groupings for each theme, are featured in this machine embroidery guide and enclosed CD-ROM. The versatility of the designs, give sewers countless options for revitalizing any room. This book includes: *Projects for sewers to add new character to the family room, dining room, patio, sunroom, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom *More than 30 projects embroiderers of all skill levels can use to achieve a new look in any room *Detailed illustrations and more than 75 color photos inspire sewers to make the most of their embroidery machine investment
Great changes start from small improvements, and this book is packed with small improvements any machine embroidery enthusiast can do.
ISBN: 089689214X Date Published on 7/19/2006
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Jack Lenor Larsen's name should be widely known and respected throughout the textile arts community. He was originally a hand weaver trained at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He saw the commercial and aesthetic potential of ethic handwoven fabrics from India, Africa, etc. He designed exquisitely beautiful and original fabrics, some of which were based on traditional folk weaves, hired others to produce them by hand and marketed them to the architecture and design community. That was the start of the Larsen empire. His fabrics today are still uniquely original--he produces fabrics from wire, plastics, synthetics and natural fibers, and the construction of the fabric is always a surprise. Because of his originality and the depth of his understanding of textiles, he is especially well suited to creating a book of this type. There is nothing about textiles that Larsen doesn't know! I have used this book as a text in a Textiles class (in an Interior Design department). It is better organized and more clearly presented than any other textile book I know. It's easy for students to understand the construction of different weaves; the text is clear and the illustrations (both photo and line drawings) are excellent. Larsen has also targeted just the right information (including a chapter on professional practices) and just the right AMOUNT of information, for students of design, architecture and textiles. This is not a book for handweavers to learn from--it is intended for the interior design student--but even long-time weavers will have a better understanding of their craft after reading this book. I recommend it without hesitation.
ISBN: 0471289337 Date Published on 10/1/1975
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Best-selling author Sandra Betzina has teamed with interior designer Debbie Valentine to produce a home decorating book that is stylish and appealing. This book includes dozens of projects for sewers that can be personalized to suit every taste and skill level, along with complete step-by-step instructions for every project and more than 400 color photos and illustrations. Betzina is renowned in the sewing world, and this is the next installment in her line of very successful sewing books.
Betzina is known primarily for her books on garment sewing. In this collaboration with interior decorator Valentine, she switches gears to explore the world of sewing accessories for the home. In addition to complete, richly illustrated instructions for dozens of pillows, window treatments, table coverings, bed linens, and gifts for children and pets, there are solid sewing instructions that the reader can use in myriad future sewing projects. Highly recommended for all public library sewing collections
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Ignore the "home dec" vernacular and even the authors' breezy way of assuming that, hey, anyone with any IQ at all can master a sewing machine. Because here, in Betzina and Valentine's fourth book, is a literal font of crafty creativity. Where else could you find instructions for a kitty litter box cover? Or a TV remote-control pillow holder? Sure, some of the more than 50 patterns are a bit silly. Yet what draws and holds readers' attention are excellent directions, work sheets for measuring such size-variable items as window coverings and futons, good process photographs, and a bevy of useful information--about single and double welts, gathering, stretch velour, and other related topics. Envision any home accessory, and chances are it's inside Betzina and Valentine's collection. Barbara Jacobs
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Betzina is known primarily for her books on garment sewing. In this collaboration with interior decorator Valentine, she switches gears to explore the world of sewing accessories for the home. In addition to complete, richly illustrated instructions for dozens of pillows, window treatments, table coverings, bed linens, and gifts for children and pets, there are solid sewing instructions that the reader can use in myriad future sewing projects. Highly recommended for all public library sewing collections Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
ISBN: 1561584460 Date Published on 8/15/2002
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|In this book are over 30 easy and inexpensive projects for transforming tables, chairs, cupboards, and chests into unique works of art, with designs to suit all lifestyles and moods. |
ISBN: 0754803112 Date Published on 3/9/2000
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Upholstery: A Manual of Techniques is designed as a comprehensive how-to manual for anyone with a stool, chair, or sofa to refurbish. Providing detailed instruction in the skills of all traditional approaches to upholstery-rushing, caning, stuffed, and sprung-this is an excellent introduction to techniques that can be applied to a huge range of projects and furniture. Featuring 160 color photos.
An experienced woodworker as well as a fine writer, O'Neill here introduces the art of upholstery. Structured around the restoration of smaller pieces, the text is comprehensive if thoroughly BritishDthat is, prices are in pound sterling and weights and measures are rendered in metric units first. Translation is possible, but the process takes some getting used to. The volume is also printed on heavy gloss paper, a delight to hold but difficult to read in certain light. The effort is worth it, though, as O'Neill's gentle, humor-filled prose is a joyous romp through a slow but important craft. In 15 chapters and two appendixes (with a short but adequate index), he covers the basics of the process of upholstery, divided by type of piece being recovered or restored. He also provides guidance on how to select pieces for refurbishing. Terms are explained and illustrated, as necessary, and processes are displayed in both color photographs and line drawings. The first appendix covers the steps in a given process and serves as touchpoint or review. Unfortunately, the second appendix, which lists sources for help and materials, is restricted to English books and supply sources, limiting its usefulness to an American audience. Still, this book is worth the hefty price of admission.DAlex Hartmann, INFOPHILE, Skokie, IL
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
ISBN: 1861261403 Date Published on 9/1/1999
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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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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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|If you long to give your rooms a vintage air and country-cottage appeal, you will love the retro floral prints and timeless designs of Romantic Home Sewing, the perfect guide to creating a handmade, easy elegance in your home. The book offers simple-sew projects to transform every room into the romantic retreat you’ve always wanted.|
In this step-by-step guide, Christina Strutt, owner of the popular Cabbages & Roses fabric company, shows readers how to make a wealth of projects for the kitchen and bathroom, sunroom, and bedroom—and for gift giving, as well. A skilled stylist and designer, Strutt demonstrates how to create a look that is personal and unique, but not at all labor intensive. Reusing old fabrics and accessories in new ways allows the vintage and the modern to mingle beautifully—and also saves money and time.
The charming projects highlighted in this delightful illustrated book include crisp linen chair covers, a chic fabric headboard, pretty flower aprons, dreamy voile bed curtains, and soothing scented herbal pillows.
Even if you’ve never sewn a stitch before, Romantic Home Sewing will guide you through each technique for polished results.
If you desire a home filled with hand-finished, personal objects, let Christina Strutt be your guide. The result will be an oasis of comfort, whimsy, and true romanticism.
From the creative talent behind Britain’s beloved Cabbages & Roses vintage-style fabric company, Romantic Home Sewing includes thirty easy-to-sew projects that will transform your home into a warm, lovely tableau of hand-crafted detail. From pillows to aprons, duvet covers to lamp shades, Romantic Home Sewing is the ultimate guide to creating the inviting, charming home you crave—all with your own two hands.
ISBN: 0307345637 Date Published on 11/14/2006
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This revised edition of one of the most successful volumes in the Magic series offers the most up-to-date and practical information needed to decora te stylishly without a decorator. The practical techniques presented here, traditional and innovative, are easy to carry out and offer various ways of putting your personal stamp on everything. Color photos.
The best-selling guide to decorating with fabric, revised and updated with new photographs and techniques, including:
Transforming fabrics by layering, joining, pleating, stitching, adding edgings, and inserting borders.
Coloring fabrics by painting, patting, daubing, spattering, stenciling, tie-dye, and wax-resist.
Making roller, Roman, Austrian, and inverted-pleat shades.
Making lined and interlined curtains using pencil pleat, French pleat, box pleat, gathered, bunch, slot, scalloped, and goblet headings.
Draping and dressing sheers and curtains with swags and tails, tie-bands, cornices, and valances.
Making bed linen for a wide range of bed styles -- duvets, pillowcases, dust ruffles, and bedspreads.
Making box, throw, and "hamburger" cushions.
Making table cloths.
Basic sewing techniques, from mitering corners to inserting zippers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Fabric, declares the author, is "the most exciting element" in decorating a room. Leaf through her attractive book and you'll see why. A wide range of styles is embodied here, from the opulence of a Renaissance-style hallway adorned in red silk to the lushness of creamy cotton drapes puddled on the floor to the contemporary lines of smartly striped Roman blinds to the rustic charm of gingham curtains. Melanie Paine explains how to choose, combine, manipulate, and paint on fabrics, as well as how to choose a style for window dressing, beds and bedding, and fabric coverings for walls and furnishings and ceilings. Although step-by-step directions are provided throughout for many of the items (such as various types of blinds, curtains, and bed covers), this is not a basic instructional how-to book. The New Fabric Magic is most successful and appealing as an idea book, filled with wonderful ways to use fabric to make rooms come alive. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
ISBN: 0679725989 Date Published on 8/19/1989
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|Stop paying high prices for duvet covers and curtains!
* Super-simple sewing plus great fabrics mean designer results
* Ideal for beginners--complete illustrated how-tos
* Bonus shower curtain project
Everyone who’s ever been horrified by department-store prices on curtains and duvet covers needs this book! It’s packed with easy ways to get those designer looks using favorite fabrics and beginning sewing skills. Six duvet covers, twin through king, plus two dust ruffles and six curtain projects make it easy to coordinate a room or a whole house. Complete, illustrated instructions show how to work with ties, buttons, zippers, linings, header treatments, and more.
ISBN: 1571203583 Date Published on 9/6/2006