Country Fabric Style: Creative Projects for the Home

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Trafalgar Square Pub., 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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This fabulous collection of sewing ideas, with its empasis on simplicity and style, will appeal to even the most reticent of needleworkers while offering inspiration to more experienced sewers. Colors, textures, patterns, and innovative finishing touches are imaginatively combined by Julia Bird to beautifully enhance the home. Among the more than 20 step-by-step projects are luxurious taselled bolsters, a pin-tucked Roman blind, a delicate organza tablecloth, summer canopies, and a bright and breezy beach tent. Each project has suggestions for adapting the main design to provide countless variations; thus, with only a minimum of change, the beach tent becomes a roomy wardrobe, the bordered bed linen becomes a cheerful tablecloth, the tasselled bolster becomes a chic drawstring bag. Further ideas for different finishes, such as embroidery stitches, applique, and the addition of trimmings and bows, show how one basic design can provide many different looks. The lavish selection of color photographs capture not only Julia Bird's rich blending of tecture, color, and pattern but also her own unique flair for stylish living.

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Former Homes & Gardens editor Bird and photographer Tryde have produced a refreshing how-to book for creating soft furnishings that includes more than the typical American and English styles. A ... Read full review

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