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Vintage Fabric Sale #projectcladding

I’m having a HUGE clear out of my vintage fabric, antique fabric, tapestries, craft books and mid century instructional leaflets. Each week I will be adding a few bits to Etsy and eBay I also have SALE in my web shop right now. Come take a look!

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What’s best? Traditional or Modern?

When I was studying upholstery, there was a certain snobbery surrounding the use of traditional techniques in upholstery. In my class, anyway, it was considered the superior method for putting together furniture. These days, with a few years under my belt, I mostly tackle chairs using modern upholstery techniques and my trusty pneumatic stapler, but […]

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Designing your own Pattern

I had a huge clear out of my fabric cupboard recently (again). I am struggling a little to find the time to pop my precious fabric online but I don’t much mind seeing it filled to the brim every time I walk into my studio – just remind me not to buy any more (I […]

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Book Launch and Fair

I really hope you can come to my Book Launch in Meyrick Park, Bournemouth on 2nd August, 2015 from 11am-4pm. I will be joined by my very talented friends for a craft and vintage fair, selling unique gifts, homewares and vintage items. There will be complimentary  tea and coffee, and if you fancy a tipple, the […]

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The Great Upholstery Tweet Up 2015

Back in 2014 I had a dream that I met up with some Upholsterers. Without going in to detail (apparently other people’s dreams are very boring!!), upon waking I decided to tweet them all. To my pleasant surprise they all tweeted what a good idea it would be to meet up and we got set on […]

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Changing the Shape of a Chair

Do you struggle sometimes to see past the old exterior of a chair? To help myself visualise, I often mock up chairs in photoshop to show the desired shape. I also do this when I’m helping clients choose second hand furniture for their home and last year I started doing it for students too. I […]

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The Upholstery Studio on YouTube

I have finally set up a You Tube Channel! Woo! I’ll be giving some upholstery tips from The Upholstery Studio, talking about vintage fabrics and you can see the time lapses I made for my book over the summer. Check it out here: The Upholstery Studio

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Upholstery Tools and Materials I’ve never used

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how I can improve my skill level. Whatever job you start in, as a graduate or straight from School, it’s the same. You start knowing very little and as time goes on you accumulate more knowledge, building on your skill. Well it’s the same with Upholstery. The late […]

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A Few Resolutions for 2015

I always like to set out a few resolutions at the beginning of the year, it’s a good way to feel positive in January after all the excitement of Christmas. 2014 was good to me; book deal, a couple of articles, some lovely workshops and some good upholstery, plus the most amazing weather in Bournemouth […]

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Vintage Fabric Scraps Event

I’m having a vintage fabric scraps evening in my studio on 13th November 2014. I have a surplus of vintage and new fabric scraps that are taking over my studio so I thought, being near christmas and all, it would be the perfect time to put on an event and give them away for FREE! I […]

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