Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Two seater sofa in Melin Tregwynt wool

An early 20th Century two-seater settee reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt smei-plain Aqua 100% Welsh wool.

A regular customer brought this scroll-armed, feather-cushioned number into the workshop in pieces, it leaves looking very different.

It's the second time in recent weeks I've been able to use this excellent new fabric by Melin Tregynt.

I wish I owned this.

Very tasty.

This was a commission.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Footstool in Welsh wool

Here's a neat little footstool covered in a smart Jacob's wool fabric woven at Cambrian Mill Llanwrtyd Wells.

As a self-confessed Welsh wool nut, this fabric was a very exciting find for me. It was made as a labour of love by Kay Coldrick who keeps a flock of Jacob sheep  at her farm in Tirabad and wanted to make some fabric from their wool. Due to the way wool is processed (collected, sold, washed, spun, woven all by different people) this is a task that you have to be very determined to carry through, not least the tricky business of shaving one of these:

Although quite thin and not suitable for upholstery of large items, the fabric is very rich in texture and comes in five monochrome designs based on traditional patterns from the mill.

This is a short run edition, so if you'd like some of this get in touch quickly, it won't be around for long.

This stool is £75

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Milking Stools

Milking stool in Bute Ramshead fabric - £45

Milking stool in Melin Tregwynt Luna fabric - £65

The term 'three-legged elegance' might be applied to these, but more likely 'cute' or 'adorable' - all attributes regularly bestowed upon my dog Lewis:

Equally applicable to each would be 'bordering on daft.'

(Actual cow-milking on these stools not recommended)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Piano stool in Welsh wool

Late 19th Century (?) turned beech piano stool reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt Luna Plum 100% lambswool.

I've had this in my showroom for a couple of weeks waiting for a customer to pick it up and had three offers on it from other customers. So if you see one, buy it - they're obviously in demand.

Something of the Welsh stick chair about it I think - great curve on the legs and great spindle rack to hold sheet music.

This was a commission.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Benches in Welsh wool

Two oak benches reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt St. David's Cross 100% wool

An early 20th Century stained oak bench traditionally reupholstered with real horse hair.

This may have been a table once, it's certainly been cut down at some point, so what else it could have been I really don't know. Could now be a very handsome double piano stool.

If you've seen me at any fairs this summer, this is the bench I was making. Can now be yours for £295.

A smaller stool/bench in natural oak, reupholstered in St.David's Cross spice Welsh wool.

Yours for £150