Design and Make Decorative Details

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New Holland, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 80 pages
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That hand-woven throw casually tossed over a chair. The vase holding a single flower. The variety of lighted candles sitting on the mantel. It's the small details like these that turn a house into a stylish home. Not only do these objects provide beauty, but many, such as fabric-covered hat and shoe boxes, are useful for storage or as gifts. * Learn all the basic techniques, from mitred corners to binding to gluing.* Drape dressing tables in yards of material.* Brighten up tables with personalized tablecloths, place mats, and napkins.* Get instructions for sewing hemmed finishes, and covering stools, side tables, and luggage racks.* Make your own lampshade. Some of sheerest silk let light shine through; others are fashioned out of gathered material, or pleated. * Construct frames, boxes, screens, lunch baskets and more! And a lot of other design ideas. Turn your house into a stylish home with this informative series that everyone can use. New Holland 80 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.

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Professional interior decorator Heather Luke has an international reputation as a soft furnishings designer who dazzles the homes of clients from Britain, Europe and the United States. She runs Calluna Workshops, a soft furnishings school in Somerset, England. Handcrafters of all abilities will enjoy her books, Design and Make Fabric Window Shades and Design and Make Curtains and Drapes. Heather lives in the United Kingdom.

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