As we come towards the end of this term, there is a concerted effort to get projects finished off:
Lisa has put the fabric on the outside of the arms of her 1930's armchair - the fabric is looking great. Lining it up has presented its challenges and it is wool so has the tendency to stretch. But, the finish is impressive - I love it!
Quite an exciting stage for Jayne, as the top fabric goes on her Bergere sofa. I love the choice - ticking style linen fabric, with a red stripe through it. It goes perfectly well with the choice of annie sloan paint, and looks very French ... tres joli.
Linda has finished her pin-cushion elbow chair - a remnant from John Lewis suits this chiar s well - to think it had red draylon and a pompom styled trim on before which totally detracted from the pretty shape of the chair. Looks amazing now.
Suzanne battles away with her 1930's swing chair - it is all hand sewn as the frame is iron. Not one for the faint-hearted! I think the choice of Designer Guild fabric is perfect. .. seat is almost finished. Looks easy, but to get a good finish when it is all hand sewn is very very tricky.
Natasha has finished this very pretty little footstool. The fabric is a John Lewis remnant - great to pick up the odd fabric margin.
And new student Katia, an interior designer, is ripping off the fabric and stuffing on these mock Victorian dining chairs - off with the pink draylon, on with something far more tasteful I am sure with Katia's eye for good design.
Andrea Austin, upholsterer and tutor of Plush Upholstery