Stuck for ideas for a different Xmas present ?
How about a voucher for a days tuition – those that receive the voucher as a gift can then choose either to come learn how to make a roman blind, curtains or the basics of upholstery.
Courses run from 10am until 3pm, on week days during term time.
Cost £95 for a days tuition (lunch and refreshments included)
Vouchers will be valid for a year.
I have been asked by St Michael’s Hospice to take part in a demo day / mini workshop at The Bell in Ticehurst, on Wed 8th May.
It’s a free event and the day aims to inspire people to up-cycle pre-loved and vintage pieces, through various crafts. There will be a variety of local artisans there to demonstrate their crafts and give you lots of ideas.
I will be demonstrating the art upholstery throughout the day and would be delighted to talk to anyone interested in what I do, and about the courses I run.
So do come along to Ticehurst between 10am and 3pm. I look forward to meeting some of you !
This beautiful chaise had belonged to it’s owners grandmother and had great sentimental value. When I stripped it we found it was riddled with wordworm, which was live. It had got to the stage where it was causing the wood to disintegrate and therefore one of legs had come off.Woodworm can be treated with a special spray, and indeed must be treated, otherwise it will continue and can spread to other pieces of furniture.
I re-webbed the base of the chaise and covered it. Made a large piped box cushion to go on top, and a bolster cushion. The end was re-webbed and padded and then covered and trimmed with braid.
It has now been transformed with this smart checked fabric and hopefully been saved from further deterioration.