Upholstery

Chair being upholstered and scattered fabrics.
Upholstery workshops

Occasionally, students send me photos of their completed upholstery projects which they have started with me and finished off at home.  Earlier this year, this particular student came for a weekend upholstery workshop where she reupholstered a pin stuff seat. Recently, she came back for a weeks course and completed this…

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Colourful 'Byron&Byron' flower curtain rails.
Interiors Show

Yesterday, I had a great day at Cheltenham Race Course attending the ‘October Interiors’ show hosted by CABMFF (the Curtain and Blind Makers Friendly Forum). My top purchase was from Glover Bros, my regular upholstery suppliers – a Batavia rechargeable cordless cutter which I’ve used today – love it.  So much…

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Basic, stacked chair models of varying colour.
Paint & Upholster

I’ve teamed up with Karen at  The French Nest in Bromyard to offer a weekend of “paint and upholster” – paint your chair on the Saturday and upholster it on the Sunday.  It’s amazing what you can create. On Saturday, Karen will teach you numerous furniture painting techniques including one colour aged…

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A new year, a new challenge(s)!
A new year, a new challenge(s)!

I’m never one to sit back and relax; always need a challenge and always wishing to improve things to make life that little bit more enjoyable.  So, the beginning of this year is focused on finishing our two Georgian bedrooms so guests can enjoy the incredibly spacious rooms which will be furnished with beautiful mahogany…

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Upholstery is an addictive hobby, beware!
Upholstery is an addictive hobby, beware!

Upholstery can become incredibly addictive in a very short space of time and I warned my first students of this fact when they arrived clutching their old chairs and stools. A class of 3 students, all eager to learn and go home with a reupholstered piece of furniture creates a fantastic atmosphere; one of anticipation and…

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You may leave Huntlands Farm Bnb with more than you bargained for..!
You may leave Huntlands Farm Bnb with more than you bargained for..!

My last guests left with the husband realising that their weekend away could potentially be expensive for him as his wife turned to me as she left and said, “Thank you Lucy for inspiring me to go home and redecorate my whole house”! More and more male guests are leaving with the new knowledge that their home is about to be…

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2011 round up
2011 round up

What a month December has been.  There is something in the human brain that makes us believe we need to get EVERYTHING finished before 31st December or is it just me?!?  My lack of news items is mainly due to my lack of knowledge when transferring photos from my mobile phone to my laptop as well as the fact that I have…

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My passions: fabric, old chairs, and cookery books.
My passions: fabric, old chairs, and cookery books.

Maybe passion is the wrong word to use and obsession more accurately describes my behaviour when it comes to fabric, old chairs, and cookery books.  I seem to collect all three at the same rate!  I just cannot walk away from any old chair that I think can be brought back to life with a little bit of tender loving care.  And…

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