Introduction; Creating Period Style: historical style and fabric swatches; Fabrics and Trimmings: suitable fabrics and haberdashery for miniature curtain making; Materials and Equipment: glue, stiffener; paint, scissors etc; Essential Techniques: step-by-step guide to using patterns and sewing; measuring windows; gluing, bonding, stiffening; pleating, gathering, draping; making tassels and cords; Basic Window Dressings; Simple gathered curtain; Tapestry curtain with tabs; Blinds: roller and festoon; Basic curtains on pole; Nets and sheers; Creative Style; Curtains With Pelmets: Victorian style shaped pelmet with tassels and tie-backs Art Deco scalloped pelmet and asymmetric curtains; Valance Curtains; Victorian style matching valance and curtains; Swags And Tails; Georgian style, with reversed-fabric variation; Lambrequin; Formal pelmet with curtains and sheers; Cafe Curtains; Tab topped for a wide window shop frontage; Bay Window; Tie-back curtains and valance; Elaborate Window; Sumptuously trimmed curtains with gold cornice; Curtains Aren't Just For Windows; curtains for a cot, dressing table, bed, sink and shower; templates and patterns; suppliers; acknowledgments; Index
Sue Heaser is an experienced and talented craft author with over 20 years experience. She studied at art college and university, and was an archaeological illustrator before turning her versatile hand to craft and teaching, writing several books in a range of media. Crafts Beautiful, Dolls House World and Dolls House and Miniature Scene are some of the magazines she contributes to. This is Sue's second book for David & Charles, her first being Dolls' House Do It Yourself: Food Displays. Sue lives in Diss, Norfolk.