This week at Woodford Sue has almost finished her parkner knoll armchair - the arms were certainly a challenge but the overall look is just amazing. The choice of vintage styled fabric from harlequin suites the piece too.
Jayne has now completed the first stuffing of her Bergere sofa. She has finished the stitched edge - not an easy task, but as a first attempt it looks very very good. Ready for the second stuffing and we will be at top fabric in now time. Hint: when sewing the stitched edge, regulate the hair regularly to ensure the roll is even - stand back and ensure that the roll is even and level - when worked at such close quarters you can sometimes allow the roll edge to creep up or narrow or widen in size.
Louise is putting on the back to her wingback armchair - the fabric has been a challenge but worth the hard work. Cushion to go next.
Kate has a new project - a traditional fireside chair, with sprung seat. having painted the chair in annie sloane paints, we first apply the webbing. We all agreed that the art of webbing brings order to our otherwise hectic lives! Hint: when applying the webbing make sure that it sits no more than half way across the tacking rail to avoid seeing the webbing on the finished chair.
Lisa has finished the inside of the arms of her 1930's armchair - we have decided to finish the chair with a decorative nail edge. It is a masculine chair and the nailed edge seems fitting.
Elaine chair is a classic stuffover chair - we have webbed the chair base, and sewn in the springs. The springs were reused in this case. Hint: the springs can be cleaned off with a little WD40 if they are essentially still useable but a little rusty.
Andrea Austin, upholsterer and tutor of Plush Upholstery