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Brunschwig & Fils Up Close : From Grand Rooms to Your Rooms Total Hits - 3307  |  Hits Today - 3 Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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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Fabrics for Interiors: A Guide for Architects, Designers, and Consumers Total Hits - 1099  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

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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Gail Brown's All-New Instant Interiors: Decorate With Fabric, FastTotal Hits - 969  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

 

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One hundred fast and simple projects help you decorate with fabric. Sew and no-sew shortcut techniques for table toppers, window treatments, bed covers, slipcovers, pillows and cushions, wall coverings and accessories.

An excellent resource book for beginning sewers and anyone who likes shortcuts. Makes extensive use of unfinished hems and rubber bands, yet still gets beautiful decorator-style results.

ISBN: 0932086330   Date Published on 1/1/1993
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Romantic Home Sewing : Cottage-Style Projects to Stitch for the HomeTotal Hits - 1864  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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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Machine Embroidery Room by Room: 30+ Home Decor Projects Total Hits - 1609  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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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Debbie Bliss Home: 27 Hand Knits For LivingTotal Hits - 1574  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From top knitwear designer Debbie Bliss comes this fabulous new collection of 26 contemporary designs for you and your home, from bags and scarves to throws, cushions, and rugs.

Inspired by three themes—Seaside, Modern Country, and Urban—Debbie Bliss has created stunning garments and home accessories to suit every mood and occasion. Evoking the pleasures of a sunny weekend by the sea, there are cable-stitch cushions for lazing on the sand, a moss-stitch rug for the beach house, and a handy duffel bag for collecting seaside treasures. Debbie's modern country designs conjure the delights of a snug farmhouse kitchen, with slippers, a tea cozy and kettle holder, plus a luxurious throw to warm up cold winter nights. For urban living, there's a funky-chic handbag, a brilliant plaited scarf, and a cool dotted cushion that will add style to any living room. All the patterns are easy to knit and have clear, step-by-step instructions. And with Pia Tryde's stunning photography, this is the ultimate book for Debbie Bliss fans everywhere. Debbie Bliss, former designer for Baby Gap, is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including Special Knits for Babies, Junior Knits, Baby Knits for Beginners, The Baby Knits Book, Debbie Bliss Knitting Workbook, How to Knit, and Classic Knits for Kids.

This book is so beautifully presented it should be marketed as a coffee table book. The patterns are really beautiful and very usable around the home. I really enjoyed making some of the items, and the patterns were easy to follow. The wool recommended was very expensive, but I managed to interchange with little problem. I would recommend this book.

ISBN: 1570763038   Date Published on 10/1/2005
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Make Your Own Cushions & CoversTotal Hits - 857  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Practical guide to making cushions, bolsters, pillowcases, bedcovers, tablecloths, and more.

This well produced book featured detailed (yet practical) text, photos, patterns, illustrations and diagrams on making a wide variety of traditional and modern cushions and covers with a focus on elegant designs. There are basic, intermediate and some more avanced skill projects.

ISBN: 0882668757   Date Published on 1/8/1994
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Upholstery: A Complete Course: Revised Edition Total Hits - 238  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
“This massive compilation of facts, skills, techniques, designs, and insider advice tells you everything....Set up your own workshop with just a few tools, a staple gun, cloth, and foam cutters. It’s practically enough information to make you a professional upholsterer!”—Decorating Country Style.
 
If you're looking for a step-by-step guide or a source-book, look elsewhere. This book is a general introduction to the history of upholstery, with general descriptions of traditional and modern upholstery techniques, of more value to those considering upholstering as a vocation or to the serious hobbyist than to the casual do-it-yourselfer.
ISBN: 1861081189   Date Published on 12/31/1999
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Sun-Kissed Quilts & Crafts: Create Original Sun-Printed Designs On Fabric, Paper & More Total Hits - 221  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
•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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Sewing With Vintage Linens Total Hits - 219  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Creating home decor with vintage textiles is the latest hot sewing trend, fueled by the resurgence of interest in simpler times and lifestyles. A source of inspiration, ideas and projects, this exciting new book shows how to locate, purchase, prepare, and assemble vintage textiles to create home decor that reflects these comforting times in a fresh, new way.

More than 25 projects range in complexity from simple to advanced, including handkerchief pillows, memory quilts, slipcovers, and an upholstered ottoman. Includes all patterns as well as a fantastic photo gallery of inspirational projects.

This book had some really nce ideas for old and vintage items--I have a lot of craft books, this is one of my favorites!

After seeing Samantha McNesby's designs in numerous crafting magazines over the years, I knew that I would enjoy her new book. It's very well written and has easy to follow directions. I highly recommend it to those who love to sew.

ISBN: 0873495322   Date Published on 5/1/2003

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