This new inspirational and absolutely essential book on dressing windows offers practical solutions to common problems or questions, with original designs for curtains, shades, and panels for every type of window. Katrin Cargill combines her exceptional instinct for color, pattern, and fabric with her unrivaled experience with assorted techniques to create an incredible array of window dressing options, from toile-lined curtains trimmed with black satin cording, to a soft-pleated shade made from velvet-edged linen, to a simple swag of raw silk. A complete reference guide explains all the related techniques and terms.
Date Published 4/8/2002
Rated By: A reader
Comments: More of the same from Katrin Cargill After being inspired by the author's Simple Curtains book, I decided to purchase this book. Unfortunately, there were no reviews, so I took a chance and purchased it anyway. While this book has great pictures, classifies different styles such as classic, country and contemporary and has easy to follow directions, I was disappointed that many of the styles and techniques had already been featured in Simple Curtains (scalloped curtains, gingham curtains, lots of tension wire and eyelets). I also think that the workbook style of Simple Curtains is more functional than the more "coffee table style" of Curtain Bible. If you already have Simple Curtains, don't bother buying this book.
Rated By: "mor333"
Comments: Contemporary Solutions It's not always easy to find appropriate window treatments for contemporary interiors. This book offers lots of solutions in photos, with illustrated projects using simple basic sewing techniques.
If you're looking for fancy drapes for traditional homes, this probably isn't the book for you. But if you're young and want something with clean lines and easy sewing, you may find it just right.