Item description for The Story of the Circle Curtain by Bunny Kidd...
The Story of the Circle Curtain is a unique craft book, which brings a fictional novella to life and gives the specific how-to techniques for making these whimsical and unusual curtains. The author creates her fictional heroine, Lydia, to represent the all-consuming nature of crafts and sewing, compelling activities that can absorb the seamstress or crafter so completely, that one is tempted to call the desire to create an obsession. All those who create -- artists, musicians, metallurgists, printers, bakers, writers, crafters, seamstresses, sculptors and designers -- understand the drive their form of expression demands. The Story of the Circle Curtain is a unique expression of the creative drive, which provides the reader the tools to join in the fun of making these decorative wall, window and door hangings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.25" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher Nightengale Press
ISBN 1933449241 ISBN13 9781933449241
Reviews - What do customers think about The Story of the Circle Curtain?
Fun and innovative Apr 26, 2006
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (4/06)
This is certainly a unique way to present a how-to book. The author brings in the main character, Lydia, as she journeys through her life in a dream state, touching on ordinary aspects of every day occurrences. It is through this character that Kidd inspires the artist in us all to explore the creative force that is just under the surface.
Mingled throughout the book are instructions on creating various curtains, as well as door and wall hangings, using a variety of fabrics and accessories such as buttons, men's ties, lace and appliqu?s. The colorful pictures of various curtains provide the reader with great examples to not only copy, but for inspiration in creating their own work. The back of the book gives step-by-step instructions in making circle curtains. The directions are clear and illustrations are given to help the crafter.
Bunny Kidd's innovative style of presenting a story within an instruction book makes this a fun read. "The Story of the Circle Curtain" is a sweet story, yet I sometimes struggled with the need for editing. Never the less, Kidd simplifies crafting and presents her talent in a refreshing and distinctive way.