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The Encyclopaedia of Curtains - REVISED EDITION

The Encyclopaedia of Curtains - REVISED EDITION

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Design and create stunning window treatments.

Whether your style is contemporary, easy-living, country chic or traditional you will find curtain, top treatment, and blind designs to suit you; along with clear and concise make-up instructions.

Packed with invaluable information, from measuring windows accurately to establishing perfect proportions for pelmets. The Encyclopaedia of Curtains guides you through the whole process of choosing, planning, making and fitting curtains, top treatments, Roman blinds and soft-furnishing accessories.

Since it was published in 1996, it has been an essential resource for curtain makers around the world. This revised edition has been completely re-written; the tried-and-tested make-up instructions are enhanced by over 500 photographs of soft furnishings made in the Merrick & Day workroom.

An invaluable resource for those new to the craft, as well as an essential guide for the experienced curtain maker.

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Contents Page

INTRODUCTION

CHOOSING CURTAINS

History of Curtains
8
Curtain styles and window shapes
20

BEFORE YOU START SEWING

Measuring windows
52
Planning window treatments
62
Estimating fabric quantities
72
Setting up and equipping a work area
84
Cutting fabric
92
Sewing skills
102

MAKING CURTAINS

Making curtains
114
Unlined curtains
118
Lined curtains
122
Interlined curtains
126
Overlong curtains
132
Double-sided curtains
134
Decorative headings
136
Headings for arched and apex windows
174

USING TRIMMINGS

Contrast borders and edges
180
Frills
186
Fabric trims
194
Passementerie
208

MAKING TOP TREATMENTS

Valances
216
Pelmets
240
Swags and tails
248
Swagged valances
278

CURTAIN TIE-BACKS

Tie-backs
284
Italian stringing
290

MAKING BLINDS

Blinds
292
Roller blinds
294
Roman blinds
296
Pleated blinds
310
Gathered blinds
312
Attaching blinds to headrails
314

BEDS, TABLECLOTHS AND CUSHIONS

Bed curtains and dressings
318
Decorative tablecloths
334
Cushions
338

INSTALLATION AND FITTING

Fitting and hanging
352

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

Templates and patterns
362
Fabric directory
364
Merrick & Day curtain books
372
Merrick & Day curtain-making supplies
373
Merrick & Day curtain-making courses
373
Glossary
374
Index
376
Photograph credits
380
Blind cord and chain safety guidance
382

Information

ISBN Format Pages Dimensions Weight
978-0-9535267-6-5 Hardback 384 284mm x 240mm x 33mm 2400g

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