Archive | 2013

Christmas in London Town

Oh London, how I adore your Christmassy lights and festive feel in December. I just love Christmas time in London. For a few years now my Mum and two sisters have met for the weekend over my Mums birthday and stayed in the gorgeous Covent Garden Hotel on Monmouth Street. The hotel is designed by […]

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A Few Personal Upholstery Projects

I’ve been working on a ‘got to get all these jobs finished by Christmas’ list recently. This has included lots of lovely little upholstery projects I have around my home plus some painting. First I’ve made a couple of headboards for my little boys rooms’. We moved them in to the same room recently and […]

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Upholstery Tools I can’t live without!

Right, so you’ve got a tack hammer, a mallet, tack lifter, a regulator, button needle and curved needle…but what if you want to grow your upholstery business and do a few commercial jobs or a more complicated piece of furniture, or perhaps you’ve had someone come to you who wants you to design their own […]

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TARTAN OF ALL TYPES

Oh no. I’m positively Tartan mad. I want tartan on my spare bedroom headboard, appliquéd scottie dogs and highland cattle on cushions, vintage wool blankets – hell, I’m even suggesting tartan on commissions and am currently popping some on some arms of a club chair for a client. 1. Some of my vintage tartan pieces […]

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MY FIRST UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP

I am still on a high from a lovely weekend with friends – or should I say ‘guinea pigs’ – at my very first upholstery workshop in the upholstery studio. Four of my closest descended from London armed with a tatty piece of furniture and a metre of fabric of their choice to spend the […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE AN UPHOLSTERY FABRIC

Gosh, there are sooo many GORGEOUS textiles out there now that sometimes it’s impossible to know where to start. I’ve recently been perusing the internet and found some fantastic independent designers bringing out fabrics suitable for upholstery. Back when I started my night class in Upholstery I used to bring in old 70’s twill curtains […]

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UPHOLSTERY CLASSES COMING SOON!

Please leave a comment if you are interested in my craft mornings starting in October, every Wednesday from 9.30am until 12.00pm in Winton Banks, Bournemouth. Bring your own craft or let me teach you a bit of upholstery. Limited spaces so please contact me if you would like to book.   Follow my blog with […]

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SO HIGH SOCIETY

I’ve sort of slipped into this mildly annoying habit recently. Whatever I am watching, I’m not really fully watching because my internal dialogue is giving a little critique of the upholstery. When I  took a trip to my Mums house in France last week we watched High Society on the five and a half hour […]

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EVER-SO-EXCITING NEW WORKSHOP

Here it is: the upholstery studio

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ANTIQUE TEXTILES FROM 1850’S

Whoops. Sorry about that. Been a little bit of time since my last blog. Its because I’ve been a bit wrapped up in the most exciting thing EVER to happen to something fine and that is designing and decorating my BRAND NEW WORKSHOP. Ah, just can’t wait to share it with you. That will be […]

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