Beginners Guide to Upholstery
Have you always wanted to upcycle a chair, revamp a stool or make your own headboard but had no idea where to start or thought it was way too difficult? Then this is the book for you It will take you by the hand and guide you through the techniques you need to give an unloved piece of furniture a new lease of life.
The ten step-by-step projects are perfect for the absolute beginner and nervous starter. They will introduce you to all you need to know about modern upholstery, from choosing the right vintage or new fabric to achieving a professional finish.
Vicky Grubb is a textile specialist (aka fabric hoarder) and professional upholsterer who takes commissions and teaches beginner's workshops. Both herself, her vintage fabrics and her furniture have featured in magazines, including Homes and Antiques and Red. Vicky has undertaken a commission for singer Paloma Faith and has featured on high-traffic blogs such as True Up. Recently Vicky has been involved in the design side of creating furniture, working with joiners for high-profile clients including an architect working with John Lewis and dress designer Poppy England who is branching out into furniture. She lives in Bournemouth, UK. www.somethingfine.co.uk
Introduction Sourcing Furniture Fabric Essentials Getting Started Techniques Projects Simple stool Buttoned Sherborne footstool Vintage sewing box Blanket box/Ottoman Fluted headboard Danish dining chair Nursing chair Patchwork armchair Box cushion sofa Mid-century two-seater sofa Glossary Acknowledgments About the Author Suppliers Index