Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bus Stop Chair near Caio, Carmarthenshire

A now-comfortable bus stop on the A482 at the Caio turn-off.

Again the chair came from a skip and was covered in a scrap of 1970's patchwork print in a lovely nylon.

Embellished as ever with a plastic toy, this time an excellent monster-thing.

 And why not?

(You might notice how good the photography is - I was accompanied by press photographer Aled Llywelyn, thanks Aled for use of these pics)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Pair of dining chairs in cow hide

A pair of early 20th Century dining chairs reupholstered in a fabulous fluffy cow hide.

From a distance, these look like leather, but as you approach they get hairier and hairier. The calf's licks on the seats are terrific.

This was a commission

Danish dining chairs in cow hide

Three Danish dining chairs reupholstered in a piece of hairy cow hide.


This was a commission.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Wing-back Armchair in Welsh Wool

An 1891 wing-back armchair reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt Mondo Sage doublecloth.

This armchair wasn't looking too great when it came into the workshop.

It came from a stately home in Scotland and was manufactured by a company called Morison & Co in Edinburgh in 1891.

I know it was 1891 because there's an inscription in pencil on an inner rail that reads "John Ferguson, Upholsterer, 1891". 

It's a very high quality piece of furniture and had to be reupholstered in the traditional way.

This was a commission.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Cool Commode

Being British, we can't help giggling at anything to do with toilets, but this chair is no laughing matter.

A 1960's commode in full working order, reupholstered in an excellent Bute Fabrics tweed.

This is for a customer for whom I've done quite a few projects. She wanted to keep her commode but update it and make it fit in with everything else. Choosing a very bright tweed has certainly done that. Hand-stitched to a piped edge, this is now looking very smart, even if I say so myself.

And if you do want to go to the toilet in the middle of the night...

(This was a commission)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

1880's Nursing Chair

Traditionally reupholstered 1880's nursing chair (small) in Sanderson fabric.

Despite looks, this isn't an iron-back chair, so I didn't have to do all that back-stitching.

It is pretty tiny but will certainly accommodate an adult backside.

Quite nice.

This was a commission.