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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.

Finished chaise

Finished chaise

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.