The right windows treatment can add a whole new dimension to any room, and with its inviting ideas for valances, edgings, tied-and-knotted swags, and more, "Simple Curtains" is perfect for home sewers looking for stylish yet uncomplicated window treatments. 50 full-color photos. 112 pp. 15,000 print.
With a lay-flat spiral binding, sturdy paper, and gatefold pages that enable each project to be presented across a single spread, this is a highly practical workbook in a very attractive package, like the other titles in the Home Living Workbook series (Pillows, Lampshades, and Bed Linens). Good color photos and crisp color diagrams complement complete how-to instructions for 20 projects, including feather-light tie-on sheers; elegant linen drapes; deftly tailored stripes; skirted, monogrammed, or gracefully shaped valances; and ideas for edgings, appliques, and other restrained adornments. "Simple curtains," says noted stylist Katrin Cargill, "make stylish statements that are subtly effective rather than overly dramatic ... and because they do not require yards and yards of material, you can use that irresistible fabric without breaking the bank." --Amy Handy