To continue with the renovation of the armchair .....
The seat back was completed with a second stuffing of hair, over the lumber too, and a layer of cotton wadding. Finally, a layer of polyester wadding was added. In constructing the back, care was taken to ensure that the back and seat would ultimately meet, that it was balanced and square.
The arms were treated with a finish of antique decorative nails, on a strip.
And the seat was upholstered in Harlequin upholstery grade velvet in teal. Care was taken with the cuts around the arm posts, and where the seat meet the back. The corners were treated with folds, to compliment the seat shape. These were pinned in place and hand sewn.
Andrea Austin, upholsterer and tutor of Plush Upholstery