Here Jane has taken this traditional stuff over chair from frame to first stuffing.
These pictures show how Jane applied the webbing to the base of the chair, ready to place and stitch in the springs.
The springs were cover with hessian and the hair and fibre was stitched in place.
Having applied the next layer of hessian, Jane then started to create the chair shape using layers of blind stitches and a final roll edge stitch. This is a essential in creating a firm and defined edge for a traditional sprung chair. Once this stage is completed, the chair will be ready for its second stuffing.
Jo has transformed this parker-knoll chair, using beautiful clark & clark fabric, and annie sloan chalk paints.
The springs were secured with a metal plate in place of the tired webbing, and the back was strengthened with new webbing, and refreshed with a fresh layer of polyester wadding.
Jo used a fire retardant interliner beneath the fabric, and hand stitched the back. Here you can see Jo applying the final base layer of fabric that sits below the box cushion.
This is Jo's first upholstery project and she has made a beautiful job of it, using her interior design and textile knowledge to pull together a beautifully finished piece.
Suzanne has taken on this ambitious task of restoring an arts and craft swing chair.
With an iron frame, most of the fabric is sewn in place.
These photos show how the chair looked before it was restored, and how Suzanne has worked to replace the hessian, rebuild the chair with hair and fibre and wool wadding. The chair has been covered in fire retardant calico ready for the top fabric.
Student Caroline is making a fantastic job of renovating this mid century parker knoll chair - with new foam and wadding back, and a new foam cushion, it is coming along quite nicely. The tweed chosen perfectly compliments the wood and the simple design of the chair - just beautiful.
Andrea Austin, upholsterer and tutor of Plush Upholstery