The New Fabric Magic

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Pantheon Books, 1995 - Architecture - 216 pages
The best-selling guide to decorating with fabric, revised and updated with new photographs and techniques, including:
Transforming fabrics by layering, joining, pleating, stitching, adding edgings, and inserting borders.
Coloring fabrics by painting, patting, daubing, spattering, stenciling, tie-dye, and wax-resist.
Making roller, Roman, Austrian, and inverted-pleat shades.
Making lined and interlined curtains using pencil pleat, French pleat, box pleat, gathered, bunch, slot, scalloped, and goblet headings.
Draping and dressing sheers and curtains with swags and tails, tie-bands, cornices, and valances.
Making bed linen for a wide range of bed styles -- duvets, pillowcases, dust ruffles, and bedspreads.
Covering screens.
Making box, throw, and "hamburger" cushions.
Making table cloths.
Basic sewing techniques, from mitering corners to inserting zippers.

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A comprehensive guide to decorating with fabrics as well as a feast for the eyes, this great resource includes tips of the trade and numerous techniques for creating unique home accessories. This book ... Read full review


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