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Mega Fabric Sale

Head over to eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/somethingfine69) where I am having a HUGE vintage fabric clear out. All my fabrics must go! I have designer Liberty of London, Lucienne Day, Heals of London, all up for grabs.  Also many scraps, vintage dress fabrics and other novelty fabrics available. Fabrics uploaded most days so keep checking back.   […]

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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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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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EVER-SO-EXCITING NEW WORKSHOP

Here it is: the upholstery studio

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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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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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IF YOU WERE WONDERING…

I’m featured in this months Red Magazine (Jan 2013). Yay! If you were ever wondering how I got in to upholstering and vintage fabrics then all is explained…

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IT’S DANISH DARLING

I was at a car boot recently and came across a man unloading two rather interesting looking chairs. I bought them (of course) and squeezed them into the car amongst my other finds. When I got home I stacked them in the corner of my office with the rest of the ‘I must do something […]

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BARGAIN BARGELLO

Me and my Mum met in Winchester last week – it’s sort of the mid way point between my house and my sister’s house so we often do day trips there. I do like Winchester. I think I have found my favourite retail shop too – The Hambledon. I’ve used pinterest to pin a few […]

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