Sunday, 24 May 2015

Wingback armchair in Laura Ashley fabric

A large wingback armchair reupholstered in a Laura Ashley floral fabric

As I work so regularly with wool and often with geometric patterns, it is really enjoyable to make something with a random pattern-match.

 And flowers too - what about that?

Most refreshing.

This was a commission.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Child's Armchair in Wool Plaid

A 1960s child's oak armchair reupholstered in Abraham Moon & Son 100% wool

One of my neighbours brought this into the workshop in a shopping trolley that she was pulling behind a mobility scooter. This is certainly the coolest delivery method possible.

She brought the fabric too which is also rather cool isn't it? And the chair now looks very cool - too cool for the grandchildren for whom it was intended.

As I left her house she said to me "I've got a problem now haven't I? Everyone's going to be fighting over this, isn't it?"

I love doing this job.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Ercol Armchair and Ottoman

Here's an Ercol 'Piccolla' armchair and ottoman reupholstered in a zigzag weave.

The fabric is by Harlequin (who I never want to have to deal with again) and seems to me to be suspiciously reminiscent of the wildly expensive Missoni 'Kew' fabric...

Working with pattern like this on a curvy chair means you have to make decisions about where and when to match the pattern. These arm cushions with gathered pleats underneath meant I had to abandon my love of love of geometry and give in to the design. And that's never a bad thing.

This was a commission