Encyclopedia of Curtains: All you'll ever need to know about making curtains by Catherine MerrickEncyclopedia of Curtains: All you'll ever need to know about making curtains by Catherine Merrick

Encyclopedia of Curtains: All you'll ever need to know about making curtains

byCatherine Merrick, Rebecca Day

Hardcover | September 28, 2017

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Second edition, totally revised, rewritten and expanded1500 photographs and diagrams, including hundreds of new imagesCurrent and traditional curtain-making techniques explained in step-by-step detailAuthoritative soft-furnishing textbook, written by leading experts in their field with more than 20 years experienceSince it was released in 1996, the Encyclopaedia of Curtains has been an essential resource for curtain-makers around the world. Now, Merrick & Day have revisited their original publication and comprehensively revised it to present this second edition. They have included hundreds of new descriptive photographs and diagrams, and greatly expanding the technical step-by-step curtain-making details.They have reviewed the techniques and sewing skills described and adapted and updated them to keep in tune with the changing demands of furnishing fashion.Everything described in this second edition has been tried in their professional workroom: this is an opportunity to access their hard-earned knowledge gathered over more than twenty years and adapt it to individual situations so that time-saving shortcuts and professional techniques can be utilized to create beautiful window treatments.
Sisters, Catherine Merrick and Rebecca Day are master curtain makers with more than 20 years of experience. They run the well-respected Merrick & Day curtain-making workroom in North Lincolnshire, making curtains for interior designers. Merrick & Day also run popular courses on curtain making. In demand as speakers around the world, th...
Title:Encyclopedia of Curtains: All you'll ever need to know about making curtainsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:384 pages, 11.52 × 9.69 × 1.25 inShipping dimensions:11.52 × 9.69 × 1.25 inPublished:September 28, 2017Publisher:Merrick And DayLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0953526763

ISBN - 13:9780953526765


Table of Contents

History of curtains Curtain styles and window shapes Measuring windows Planning your window treatment Estimating fabric quantities Equipment and setting up a work area Cutting fabric Sewing skills Making curtains Unlined curtains Lined curtains Interlined curtains Overlong curtains Double-sided curtains Decorative headings Headings for arched and shaped windows Contrast edges and borders Frills Fabric trims Passementerie Valances Pelmets Swags and tails Swagged valances Tie-backs Italian stringing Blinds Roller blinds Roman blinds Pleated blinds Gathered blinds Attaching blinds to headrails Bed curtains and dressings Decorative tablecloths Cushions Fitting and hanging Templates and patterns Fabric directory Blind cord and chain safety guidance