Archive | 2013

A BIT BONKERS: CHAIRS IN THE AIR

1. Chair Arch in High Wycombe used to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee (no health and safety back then!) widdess.com 2. Final Scene in the film Les Miserables. Quite breath taking. i.telegraph.co.uk

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EXHIBITION: SECOND SITTERS

Every now and again I like to take a trip to London to see an exhibit for inspiration, sometimes its beautiful vintage fabric, sometimes an interiors exhibit or design show, but this time it was all about the Upholstery. Not just any old upholstery. Upholstery created by really really talented young designers. Boudoir Chair by […]

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BOOK REVIEW: CONTEMPORARY UPHOLSTERY BY H STANTON

I love this book. I think I’d actually go further and say it’s the best practical upholstery book I’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing. Everything from the way it’s laid out to it’s visually appealing furniture and fabrics makes me warm and fuzzy inside.

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IDEAS FOR A WORKSHOP

It’s finally happening! After two years of nagging, hinting and begging, Mr G has finally taken a new office and is on the way to moving out of our converted garage.

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BOOK REVIEW: THE VINTAGE PATTERN SELECTOR

I was very honoured and excited to receive an advanced copy of The Vintage Pattern Selector (Jo Barnfield, 2013, Bloomsbury) recently.

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UPHOLSTERY AROUND THE WORLD

I’m a bit in love with instagram. Particularly because I have found lots of fellow upholsterers from around the world. They present timeline shots of their furniture which makes really interesting viewing for someone like me. Some of the upholsterers work on very high-end furniture for luxurious penthouse apartments in New York, whilst others are […]

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BOOK REVIEW: V&A PATTERN LIBERTY & CO

My Mum bought me this dinky little book for Christmas. She must have sneaked it in her shopping bag when we visited Liberty together in December. The book, called ‘V&A Pattern Liberty & Co. is a historical look back at how Liberty began, and more importantly, a catalogue of the Liberty fabrics held at the […]

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SOMETHING FINE IN 2012

2012 has been an epic journey for something fine. I’ve had some amazing opportunities come my way and upholstered some fabulous chairs and met some talented funny and above all crafty friends at the vintage market (you know who you are!). So excited to see what 2013 has to offer, but in the meantime here’s […]

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