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Collins complete book of soft furnishings
More, Hilary.
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Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 1998, 1993.
Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Central Library TT387 .M67 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Including an extensive reference section on all the basic sewing techniques, this text presents easy-to-follow instructions for making a wide range of soft furnishings, including curtains and blinds, bed linen, loose covers, cushions and table linen. A guide to furnishing fabrics is included and advice is given on how to choose the right materials and styles to suit your needs.

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Library Journal Review

More (Step-by-Step Pillows and Cushions, LJ 9/15/98) presents a comprehensive look at soft furnishings, detailing period styles, fabrics, and popular contemporary decorating styles such as English country and eclectic. The last two-thirds of the book contains projects describing how to make curtains, draperies, cushions, tablecloths, and the like. The instructions are sparsely illustrated, but experienced sewers will find this an excellent source of inspiration, especially when viewing the lavish styles depicted in the photographs. Bawden (Rag Rug Inspirations, LJ 2/15/97) depicts a casual, contemporary style of soft furnishings with over 50 projects for curtains, bedcovers, cushions, and lampshades, to name a few, all without sewing a stitch. The instructions are so clearly explained and illustrated that an amateur should have no trouble following them. Both books are recommended for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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