This week there has been lots going - a quick run down for you this week, and here are a few things students are :
Kate has started a new project - a windsor style chair, which was originally on rockers - the seat is in good condition, so we are have refreshed the second stuffing and put on a new calico inter-liner.
Clarrisa continues to work on the Parker-Knoll chair, reconstructed the seat back - here taking time to get those corners right!
Kate has finished her first project - a traditionally upholstered piano stool, using hair, wadding and calico. Beautiful job.
Hilary continues to plan her deep buttoned headboard. Using a picture from a magazine we are working together to produce a similar styled headboard. Here Hilary is using an old sheet to help plan out the buttoning - a trial run before we use the top fabric.
Linda is working her way through a set of traditional drop-in dining seats, suing traditional materials and tools. She has worked on the set in unison to ensure that the finish is identical. We weighted and measured the materials used to ensure they were the same in each seat.
Lisa has put the top fabric on the chair seat and back - taking care to line up the checks in these beautiful wool tweed. There were lots of tricky cuts around the arms and seat back - but it is looking good.
And Jayne has worked hard tying in her new springs on her Bergere sofa - we are tying them down mid spring to allow for a softer finish as Jayne does not plan to use a cushion - it is hard on the hands, but with planning and carefully measured it is coming along nicely.
Andrea Austin, upholsterer and tutor of Plush Upholstery