Lots of hard work, but lots of fun, had at the Woodford Upholstery Summer class this August.
This is just a snapshot of some of the projects brought to the summer class this year.
With the sun streaming through the windows, tea and fresh (with biscuits of course!) flowing to keep everyone refreshed and motivated we all had a fun and productive day.
There were regular students from the weekly classes, but we were delighted to see new students joining us to try out the craft of upholstery.
Sue Morris, experienced upholsterer, also joined the group this year as a tutor and with two of us supporting the group, we saw real progress being made.
We were also delighted that Tom and Zoe of Agapanthus Interiors of Stockport, also joined us this week. They worked as a team to restore a beautiful Victorian nursing chair - here they are replacing worn and damaged webbing with new.
Jayne, a regular and experienced upholstery student, started a new project of what initially looked like an overstuffed edwardian armchair, but once the 3 layers of fabric were removed revealed a beautiful 1940's art deco chair frame. Half the fun is seeing what lies beneath!
Sara, regular student, also started a new project - a modern wingback armchair. The foam is in good condition so we are refreshing the foam with polyester wadding before applying the top fabric.
Gweywen, new to upholstery, starts with a perfect first project - a traditionally upholstered drop-in seat. Here she is tying in the hair.
One class left - next week, so will post more then - everyone enjoy your summer :)
Andrea Austin, upholsterer and tutor of Plush Upholstery