Tag: velvet

Back to school …Go and stand in the corner

That “back to school” feeling always returns to me at this time of year..

One of the very first traditional upholstery exercises I was taught was a drop-in seat. This one inside this antique corner chair has a 1st stuffing layer of coir fibre (coconut hair)and a second stuffing layer of 80/20 animal hair. The show wood was cleaned up with wire wool and Beeswax bringing out the woods beautiful grain and colour, I hope the finish will bring even more smiles to cosmic couple Katie & Dominic Search who celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary during September.

 

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Returned to sender: A reproduction Louis XIV in vintage French Postal Sackcloth

To meet my customers’ budget , this reproduction French Louis XIV was  rewebbed and resprung traditionally. The old degraded foams were completely replaced with a combination of rubberised hair, composite foams and a linen scrim-covered tack roll which was tacked in place for a much improved feel to the seat. The reupholstered fillings and suspension were covered in an F/R barriercloth before an original French postal sackcloth was carefully cut and fitted. Finally trimming the piece with a lush Lemonade velvet piping from Today’s Interiors.
Many thanks to Katy Chaytor-Hill for the rip down

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Greaves & Thomas Style Armchair

 

Happy New Year to you all!

Kicking off 2014, I repaired, refurbished and recovered this Greaves and Thomas style armchair for a family in Islington, London. The Fabric is a beautiful design collaboration between  Bute Fabrics & Timorous Beasties in Scotland, called “Ramshead”. I finished it with “Eternal Sunshine” velvet buttons from Elitis .
(Hopefully the youngster whose room this will reside in will be kinder to this than before!)
Janine-&-Nick-Younis-ercol-style

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