How To Do Ceiling Draping


How To Do Ceiling Draping

how to do ceiling draping


  • An upper limit, typically one set on prices, wages, or expenditure
  • an upper limit on what is allowed; “he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him”; “there was a roof on salaries”; “they established a cap for prices”
  • The upper interior surface of a room or other similar compartment
  • the overhead upper surface of a covered space; “he hated painting the ceiling”
  • (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds
  • The maximum altitude that a particular aircraft can reach


  • (drape) curtain: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • Arrange (cloth or clothing) loosely or casually on or around something
  • Adorn, cover, or wrap (someone or something) loosely with folds of cloth
  • Let (oneself or a part of one’s body) rest somewhere in a casual or relaxed way
  • (drape) arrange in a particular way; “drape a cloth”
  • (drape) the manner in which fabric hangs or falls; “she adjusted the drape of her skirt”

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how to do ceiling draping – Draping for

Draping for Apparel Design (2nd Edition)
Draping for Apparel Design (2nd Edition)
This text combines step-by-step instructions illustrated to present the principles and methods of draping. Author Helen Joseph-Armstrong incorporates three draping techniques manipulating dart excess, adding fullness, and contour draping in design projects featured throughout the text. Projects begin with a draping plan and fashion drawing to identify its creative elements, and determine the draping technique required. The author describes the drape of the basic dress and its relationship to every garment in a clothing collection, emphasizing the drape of foundation garments as a base to building more complex design.

Studio Front Door

Studio Front Door
Welcome to my CrEaTiVe Space!

A few years ago my husband offered to build me an art studio for my birthday. What a great gift! Little did I know at the time that I would be hammering with him side by side, getting splinters and into frustrating arguments (and we’re suppose to build a home together someday!). Anyhow, the spot we chose was an old concrete slab that existed as a foundation for a pig pen some years prior. It was amongst the bamboo forest behind our house so, the first project was to clear some land. The materials came from an old garage which we tore down in exchange for all the wood and old windows. The older Japanese man whose garage this was said that it had been there for some 80 years and that it could have also been built from reclaimed wood. We began to build…First the heavy, wood plank floors went in followed by the framing, walls, and roof which was reclaimed also from a roofing job up the street. The used windows still have the old hand blown glass which has that wavy look to it with bubbles in it. At this pint the structure looked dark and dingy, thus began the task of cheering it up!

My studio is located above a creek which only flows during heavy rains. When it does I just love the sound of easy flowing water. Half of it lies under a gigantic avocado tree which drops melon size fruits like bombs onto my tin roof. Then of course there are the four swaying palm trees where the inspiration came for the name Palm Tree Princess.
It’s just a short walk from the house where you would find yourself on my cement threshold which has been inlaid with sea glass to read “E Komo Mai” (welcome in Hawiian). Along the way you may have spotted a hidden fairy or gnome hiding in the jungle. Open the (old closet) door (which has an old porcelain knob and skeleton keyhole lock) and you step inside of my oasis. It’s a place where no one has a say but me. For it is completely and totally my realm. It is a place where the monogram of my name and my name only can adorn the walls (with a crown on top!). You get the picture. Look to the right and you will see an old reclaimed bedside table which I have done a mosaic on from tiles I found that had washed ashore on an Italian coastline. Resting in this space is my self titled booked “Desiree” (because everyone should have some great historic novel with their name on it!). On this side of the studio is my day bed. Perfect for reading, contemplating, daydreaming, or just staring out the window which looks into our dense bamboo forest. It is also a great spot for a guest to spend the night (don’t look under the bed because I use it for storage). There are two bookshelves hovering over each side of the bed (which has too many pillows on it). One shelf is completely and only for my collection of fairy books. The other shelf has a mix of art and mermaid books. Which by the way I adore Mucha, Waterhouse, Maxfield Parrish, and Tadema to name a few. Next to the bed is another reclaimed piece of furniture, an old wooden pantry that I painted and now houses wooden bird house, my journal collection, miniatures, and more. The top of it is adorned with glass apothecary jars holding my seashell and sea glass collections (labeled by color, I am such a geek!). The other half of my studio consists of my main countertop workspace, my funky writing desk and chair, my grandmothers old Singer sewing machine and table, and a cool piece I picked up recently which swivels on wheels. One half of it is a desk and the other has drawers and shelves. Storage is key in a small workspace and so is designated spaces for each specific project. And, things on wheels are cool too. Hanging from my ceiling are an ever growing collection of paper lanterns in all colors and sizes. Some light up for a vivid nighttime atmosphere. I have a section on my wall with my fancy papers draped on rods like you would see them displayed in a paper store. Then there is also my ribbon collection which are on two rods as well above the window. I have also another reclaimed wooden cabinet which is home to odds and ends. Everything has a spot and most everything is labeled. That in a nutshell ladies and gentlemen is my studio. It truly is a dream come true.
At any given time my studio is a mess with projects! From painted onesies piling high for wholesale orders to some sewing job still laying out needing to be finished, something with paint on it drying over here and a tutu in the process over there, my space always is alive with creative jobs.
With Etsy being such a glorious place for so many artists, it would be such a great thing to see other creative work spaces. There should be some area to showcase this. I thought I’d make mine a listing to share with others. Maybe I can encourage others to do the same and open up their spaces of art for others to see. Whether it’s a nook in a kitchen or a separate barn turned into a dream studio, every artist deserves their own realm no mat

Fred F. French Building interior

Fred F. French Building interior
Fifth Avenue lobby, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America


Located on the northeast corner of 45th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Fred F. French Building was constructed in 1926-27 as corporate headquarters for the prominent real estate firm of the same name. A proto-Art Deco design, with strong Near Eastern influences, it represents the stylistic compromise between lingering historicism and the modernistic trends that typified the architecture of the late 1920s.

The Near Eastern allusion is enhanced in the vaulted lobby and enclosed vestibule on 45th Street by polychromatic ceiling ornament, decorative cornices of ancient inspiration, elaborate wall fixtures and, most splendidly, by the twenty-five gilt-bronze doors where inset panels of women and bearded Mesopotamian genii symbolize various aspects of commerce and industry. The lavish marble walls and floor, together with the eight architect-designed crystal chandeliers and even the griff on-framed mailbox distinguished the Fred F. French Building as an exotic "business palace" among more straightforward office buildings. It was, upon completion in 1927, one of the most popular addresses in the midtown commercial zone.

The Fred F. French Building is a significant example of distinctive corporate imagery dating from the era of New York’s greatest building boom. Financed by the first commercial application of Fred French’s cooperative investment plan, the building was broadly applauded for its ornament, technological advances and unusually accomplished planning.

Among its other amenities were close proximity to Grand Central Terminal and a prime location in the rapidly developing business district at midtown Fifth Avenue. The public areas of the French Building’s first floor interior remain substantially intact. The only significant modification was enclosure of the entrance vestibule on 45th Street with modern glass doors and transom — a measure which, in effect, has increased the interior space. Admirably maintained, the first floor lobby and vestibules of the Fred F. French Building survive as one of the finest examples in New York of architectural exoticism from the late 1920s.

Development of the Midtown Business Center

The mid- and late 1920’s witnessed an unprecedented building boom in midtown Manhattan. Indeed, construction along Fifth Avenue was so active that it was hailed as "the seventh wonder of twentieth-century commerce."

Growing apace were the Grand Central Zone immediately to the east and the Garment Center on the west, the latter located between 30th and 40th Streets, off Sixth Avenue. Broadway theater construction was simultaneously proceeding at break-neck speed, adding some forty-five playhouses to the area around Times Square in the first two decades of the century alone. By 1930 the total had surpassed eighty.

A major thoroughfare through the theater zone is Sixth Avenue which was forecast in the late 1920s as Manhattan’s new commercial frontier. Expectations for its revival were encouraged by plans for the imminent demolition of the Sixth Avenue El (which, however, did not occur until 1940). Sixth Avenue thus held great interest for New York’s major real estate developers, not the least of whom was Fred F. French.

Concurrent building activity in eastern midtown was propelled by Warren & Wetmore’s Grand Central Terminal (completed in 1913), the focus of east side commuter traffic. It played a pivotal role in developing the area, ranking "second only to Wall Street." The surrounding region was owned by the New York Central Railroad which improved its properties through a coordinated policy for the erection of tall office buildings and hotels.

Removal of the 42nd Street spur of the Third Avenue Railway also encouraged growth, leaving the street ripe for commercial development and reclamation by pedestrians and vehicular traffic. The area around 42nd Street thus became a busy link between the Grand Central Zone on the east, Times Square and the booming west side.

Perhaps most spectacular was the development of Fifth Avenue, and particularly its midtown section. On the occasion of the Avenue’s centennial in 1924, the Fifth Avenue Association published Fifth Avenue: Old and New in which the two preceding years (1922-24) were cited as the peak of building activity.

Subsequent construction, however, proved even greater in scope. The fifteen office buildings constructed in 1925 were "not matched in any year after World War II until 1957. The thirty office buildings constructed in 1926 have not been matched since."

The Fred F.

French Building was among that record-breaking thirty.

The proliferation of new buildings was fostered by such civic improvements as street widening and repair (widening operations of Fifth Avenue were first undertaken in 1907, and completed in 1929).

Also influential was the strict enforcement of zoning

how to do ceiling draping

how to do ceiling draping

The Art of Fashion Draping (3rd Edition)
This revision of an easy-to-follow bestseller teaches the different methods and principles involved in draping fabric on the dress form. The Art of Fashion Draping, 3rd Edition is organized from basic to more advanced topics and includes a wide variety of styles. New and revised illustrations and updated instructions keep the book up to date with a younger and more fashionable look. This beautifully illustrated book is an invaluable teaching tool for fashion design, clothing, and dressmaking students and professionals.

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