Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Victorian Nursing Chair

A Victorian iron-frame chair reupholstered in Sanderson cut velvet.

A really fine specimen that I decided to shallow-button rather than deep-button because I didn't want to upset the geometry of the pattern.

Great shape on it eh?

This was a commission.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Bus Stop Chair at Meidrim, Carmarthenshire.

Chair now available to bus travellers on the B4299 at Meidrim, Carmarthenshire.

This was a collaboration with artist Julie Ann Sheridan who is involved in various guerrilla art projects often involving leaving landscape paintings in the place they depict.

I upholstered a discarded chair in canvas onto which she drew the very bus stop in which the chair now sits.

And on the seat she drew the view from the bus stop.

Watch out for more collaborations coming soon.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Victorian Chaise Longue in Eleanor Pritchard wool fabric

A late Victorian carved chaise reupholstered in Eleanor Pritchard straw ground fabric.

As 'long chairs' go, this one is pretty long eh?

Very nice.

As ever, I struggled to get the photography right in my workspace so the fabric looks somewhat brighter than it would without light streaming through the window - in other circumstances it might be nearer this colour...

Monday, 11 April 2016

Midcentury armchair in Welsh wool

A midcentury British armchair in the Danish style reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt wool fabric.

Nice eh? Only £300 to you - get in touch quick.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Milking Stools

A succession of new milking stools now being made for me from offcuts of ash by a craftsman from the village

Upholstered by hand-stitching to a tacked piped edge and in various offcuts of Welsh wool - what else?

These are roughly fifty quid each

Want one?

Well get in touch whydontcha?

(Not actually useful for milking cows or any other milkable animals).

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Prince of Wales Investiture Chairs

Designed by Lord Snowdon and used by royals and other notable attendees of The Prince Wales’s 1969 investiture ceremony at Caernarfon Castle, the investiture chair was manufactured by Remploy and was made of a vermillion stained plywood and covered in Welsh wool.

Further to this blog entry and with the help of Digger and Mojo I have now finally sourced some of the original Welsh wool for these chairs. It's slightly less orange than the first batch but is exactly right in provenance in that it was woven by the same mill that did the original - the very same man in fact.

 I've done twelve of these in the last two weeks and they look superb in the new cloth.

 So if you have one or more and you live somewhere near me, bring them in. I you live nearer to Wiltshire then give Digger and Mojo a call and they'll do it for you. If you need fabric without upholstery this can be arranged through either of us.

What are you waiting for?