Festive Fun

Happy New Year! It’s been quite an eventful few months but finally the gang are back together again. Some of us (Dave and Kay) stayed close and kept the ship on the right course whereas some lucky person went on her “gap year”. It wasn’t quite a gap year but Cally spent the last part of [More…]

Storage Woes

We have a policy at Number 10 where we will only take on a commission once the client has decided which fabric they want to use. The reason being is that sometimes it can take a little time to choose the right fabric and previously we have picked up large items to get ready to [More…]

Bon Voyage

The summer is here and whilst we’ve locked up the workshop for the bank holiday, we still can’t resist enjoying some culture. August has taken us to the glorious Med where on a whistle stop tour of Corsica we found ourselves visiting Napoleon’s House…You can take the Upholsterer out of the workshop… Having visited the Warner [More…]

First Impressions

There are some things that really annoy us. Yes – not sorting out the rubbish for recycling is one. It is not an expression of free will by insisting on putting the rubbish in whatever coloured bin you want. All that happens is the bin men refuse to empty it, slap a sticker on and [More…]

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…]