Compact Sketchbook of Blinds: Inspirational Designs for Blinds in the Home and Office

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Shoestring Book Company, 2005 - Design - 288 pages
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In this sketchbook we have tried to show every style of blind imaginable - from rollers to romans, and from London to Austrian blinds - all squeezed into this Compact Sketchbook Although blinds are used mainly as alternatives to curtains, they do work very well together. Also included are panel and portieres, two other alternatives to curtains. There are some simple rules to follow when measuring up for blinds, a few fabric selections, and ideas of how to use trimmings on your blinds. Inspirational ideas for trimings, roller blinds, Austrians, romans, Londons, Oriental, linen folds, festoons, cascades, velux, dormers, lambrequins, venetians, wooden shutters, panels, portieres, and alternative window coverings.
 

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Contents

basic window shapes
6
measuring guidelines
8
making the right choice
10
basic fabrics 14 a selection of fabrics
12
passementerie trimmings
28
poles
34
pull cords side winders
36
valances
38
london blind 162 festoons
162
velux blinds and conservatories
164
shutters
168
wooden Venetian blinds aluminium blinds
178
panels
180
portieres
210
dormer windows
218
difficult shapes
224

pelmets
39
lambrequins fretwork
40
basic styles of window coverings
42
roller blinds bay windows
50
roman blinds
70
austrian blinds
94
linen fold 124 cascades
124
oriental blinds
142
dressing a window
234
alternative window coverings
244
fabric details
252
trimming details
268
glossary the meaning of trade words 276 suppliers U
272
suppliers U S
274
antique markets
284
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Wendy Baker has been a teacher within all levels of education. She is now retired and works as a research assistant. Her interests and concerns are in contemporary European philosophy, psychoanalysis and theology.

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