Sewing Bee’s….Sewing Tools

When it comes to upholstery many people automatically think that it is all about sewing and can be quite surprised when we tell them that the sewing part it is just a small aspect of the trade. Initially the only sewing we did was for making piping swiftly followed by a box cushion. As our skills [More…]

Fabric for Life

One of the great things about being an upholsterer is being able to “road test” fabrics. Our homes are filled with items we have completed ourselves and add the heavy use that the families throw at it, we can make a pretty good judgement on how a fabric will withstand a clients requirements. As part [More…]

Bargain Hunting

Where have the bargains gone ? We’ve noticed it everywhere – online auction sites, local auctions, classified adverts…there is definitely a shortage of furniture and other related goodies. A few months back, we could get our mitts on most items, now though we’re lucky if we find one chair at the auction that isn’t going [More…]

The Armchair Holy Grail – Howard & Sons

We’ve all heard the stories…Howard sofas appearing in auctions and selling for less than £100, Howard armchairs discovered in a barn – like an old classic car. Now usually we would laugh at these tales and put them down to just another upholsterers urban myth but even we have our own tales to tell. We do [More…]

Chairs for Restoration

Scattered over the four corners of the world; or rather between the workshop, our home garages and Kay’s sisters outbuildings, we have acquired a rather large amount of chairs and stools.  These range from Victorian, Edwardian and right up to mid century modern and beyond. If you happen to be looking for something specific and [More…]