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.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Monday, 27 August 2012
Friday, 10 August 2012
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
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.
The seat will need to be completely re-built as most of the scrim is torn, and the springs need to be re-tied.
Upon removing the seat I discovered a great deal of furniture beetle damage, a lot of fresh dust! I have treated the wood to prevent any further damage.
The dowels holding the frame together have been completely eaten away, I'll need to replace these and perhaps add some extra braces to keep the frame sturdy.