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.

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.