This is just a snapshot of the projects we have on going at Woodford.
There are lots of traditional projects:
Kate is sewing springs in place in her overstuffed Victorian nursing chair. She is sewing the bridal ties in place ready for the first stuffing.
Sara is hand sewing in the back of the wing on her wingback armchair.
Hilary is applying the piped edge to her nursing chair - she has created a fluted effect on the seat by sewing channels in the fabric stuffed with wadding.
Sue has finished the seat of her midcentury chair - we reconstructed the seat from the sprung box to upholstered finish. Sue is using a different fabric on the seat back - will show more next week.
Lisa is patiently lining up the springs on her chaise - this has been hand painted with annie sloan painted - red with beige over and waxed with a clear wax. This is going to be a labout of love ..
Jayne has sewn in the springs on her Edwardian armchair, with a caned edge to the front, and finished the arms to hessian - I will show the next few stages in the next blog - sewing the arm fronts and taking the arms to calico. The arms are very tricky - this is Jayne's first go at upholstering arms.
And, finally, Kate has finished her dining room chairs - a set of chairs with different velvet covers. It is a shame you cannot see how vibrant the teal velvet is - just gorgeous.
Will post more soon ...promise :)
Andrea Austin, upholsterer and tutor of Plush Upholstery