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How to choose fabric for your upholstery project

How to choose fabric for your upholstery project

Brocade, Brocatelle, Chenille, Chintz, Damask, Linen, Tapestry, Tartan, Tweed, Velvet, Weaves, Wools to name but a few. There are so many fabulous fabrics; sometimes it’s overwhelming choosing the right one.Although I will be talking about some practical…

How to choose fabric for your upholstery project

01 Nov 2018

Brocade, Brocatelle, Chenille, Chintz, Damask, Linen, Tapestry, Tartan, Tweed, Velvet, Weaves, Wools to name but a few. There are so many fabulous fabrics; sometimes it’s overwhelming choosing the right one.Although I will be talking about some practical considerations when selecting fabric, my intuitive choice is usually the right one. Love the fabric you choose. Upholstery is a hard craft; all that effort needs the perfect top…

How to reupholster a chair

How to reupholster a chair

The techniques of traditional upholstery are centuries old. To reupholster a chair, means to take the chair back to its frame and build the shape back up with springs, fibre, animal hair and hand stitching.

How to reupholster a chair

27 Jul 2018

The techniques of traditional upholstery are centuries old. To reupholster a chair, means to take the chair back to its frame and build the shape back up with springs, fibre, animal hair and hand stitching.Using one of my chairs as an example, I will show the process without going into too much detail.What's the first step to reupholstering a chair?It’s always a good idea to see what has been done before. The chair’s seat was a…

What type of vintage fabric is suitable for upholstery?

What type of vintage fabric is suitable for upholstery?

Vintage fabrics are popular nowadays for the feeling of authenticity they give a home. However old fabrics have often suffered wear and tear and have faded or discoloured therefore modern copies of the original are usually a better option to choose.

What type of vintage fabric is suitable for upholstery?

02 May 2014

Vintage fabrics are popular nowadays for the feeling of authenticity they give a home. However old fabrics have often suffered wear and tear and have faded or discoloured therefore modern copies of the original are usually a better option to choose. To buy vintage fabrics is also a matter of rummaging around specialist shops and only small pieces may be available. Which means that if you are wishing to source many metres of fabric for…

Upholstery fabric

Upholstery fabric

Traditional upholstered furniture tends to have a large repeat pattern and when reupholstering a chair or sofa, using a traditional fabric with a large repeat pattern in traditional colours will make the chair fit well within a period interior.

Upholstery fabric

22 Jan 2013

Fabric is used for a variety of purposes and generally the requirements of the fabric for each distinct purpose are different. For example for curtain fabric you may have unique requirements for each window depending on your room, window size and type and the side of the house it is on. You may want a sheer fabric that stops passers by seeing in but that allows light into a dark room. Or you may have draughty single glazed windows and…

Using Luxury Silk Fabric In Your Victorian Home

Using Luxury Silk Fabric In Your Victorian Home

If there is one item we most strongly associate with Victorian interiors it is the heavy sumptuousness of often elaborate curtains and drapery which adorned all homes.

Using Luxury Silk Fabric In Your Victorian Home

22 Jan 2013

If there is one item we most strongly associate with Victorian interiors it is the heavy sumptuousness of often elaborate curtains and drapery which adorned all homes. Thick velvets, luxury silk fabric, damasks and tapestries will most definitely add glamour and luxury to the humblest or simplest of rooms but may make a small room dark unless chosen with care. It is generally advisable that large patterns and dark colours do not suit…

Choosing Victorian Curtain Fabrics

Choosing Victorian Curtain Fabrics

Follow the general rules that the Victorians stuck to when choosing Victorian curtain fabric or material for your Victorian house renovation.

Choosing Victorian Curtain Fabrics

22 Jan 2013

Well-chosen Victorian curtain fabrics and vintage style upholstery fabric designs can really add to the authentic Victorian atmosphere in any room of your period home. To keep that genuine Victorian feel, try to follow the general rules that the Victorians stuck to when choosing Victorian curtain fabric or material for your Victorian house renovation.