Thursday, 6 September 2012

Interested in learning to do traditional upholstery?

From the end of September I will be running an upholstery course at No44 Homeworks, Fisherton St, Salisbury. This will be a three hour session (10.00am-1.00pm) on Wednesdays.

No previous experience is necessary and tools and materials are provided. Learn traditional upholstery techniques.

Places are limited so book today!
Contact No44 Homeworks on 01722 324773 for more information.

http://www.no44homeworks.co.uk/

Monday, 27 August 2012

Victorian Wing Chair pt 7


Arm caps hand-stitched in place.


Outer arms hand-stitched.


Finally the back is stitched on.


The finished article!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Victorian Wing Chair pt 6


The seat is now built up and stitched in.



The seat is given a thin layer of horsehair.


The seat is covered with a barrier felt and work begins covering the back and arms.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Victorian Wing Chair pt 5


Having sorted out the back and arms my attention has turned to the seat.  I have re-webbed to provide a base for the springs which are carefully placed and tied in to prevent sideways movement.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Victorian Wing Chair pt 4



I decided to completely re-build the back, it was full of matted woolen felt, which had become rather lumpy and uncomfortable.  I used ginger fibre to build up the bulk, then gave it a thin layer of horse hair.  You can see the start of the horse hair layer at the lower part of the back.

Victorian Wing Chair pt 3


Braces added, re-doweled, sturdy frame!  I cut the braces from some well seasoned ash.