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Caroline Wrey's Complete Curtain Making Course

In Complete Curtain Making Course, Caroline Wrey presents in detail for the first time her acclaimed course in window coverings, the same course she has taught in cities across America to sell-out crowds. In the Course, Caroline Wrey instructs the reader in how to make every imaginable window covering for every home and budget, from a basic curtain hung on clips to stately swags and tails, a French-pleated valance to a Roman blind, with every part of the process gloriously photographed in the great style for which she is famous. Any trepidation the novice may have is swiftly overcome by the author's simple "Seven-Prong Design Plan" for optimum results. She also gives terrific tips on choosing tools and equipment, measuring windows, calculating curtain size, cutting fabric, and matching patterns. Achieving great curtain style has never been easier!

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: The Overlook Press; 1 edition (August 27, 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1585672882

ISBN-13: 978-1585672882

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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I was very disappointed in the content of the book. Not only were the styles out of date but the construction of the curtains was anything but professional. I am the owner of an upscale drapery workroom and I am always looking for books with great ideas, there were none in this book and frankly if I constructed any of my curtains in the manner in which she describes they would be returned by the designer and the client because of the poor quality.

"Carolyn Wrey's Complete Curtain Making Course" covers all of the basics and many of the extras of curtain making. The photographs are excellent and the text is extremely easy to follow and understand. This book is a must for anyone who is decorating a home, whether they are a homeowner or a professional decorator.

I was looking for help in how to cut and manage drapery fabric when making curtains. This book has a couple of helpful ideas on the subject. I also wanted detailed instructions on how to make lined draperies. There are detailed instructions but not enough for me. I am a beginner sew'er (not even a seamstress!). The how to pictures weren't big enough to show alot of detail and I am left with a bunch of questions. I am keeping the book though because it does have some neat ideas on drapery styles (i.e., Italian stringing) and very good instructions on how to make pinch pleat drapes if ever I try to!

A great disappointment. The relatively fashionable cover doesn't reflect the inside of the book. The window treatments shown in this book resemble one another and are old-fashioned and plain. An "Absolute-Beginners" type of book,but even so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know.

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