From September 2018 until 2021 I hae been taking community college evening classes and have come to realised that learning all there is to know about upholstery is no mean feat! When you only get 2 hours per week with your instructor, and you have to share him with others in the class, it does not get you very far very fast. So I decided to fast track somewhat by taking the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishings (AMUSF) three year diploma course which I am currently in the middle of.
I love every minute of it! It makes me satisfied and very happy sitting on a chair I have just reupholstered. I also have a slight obsession with fabric, I have drawers full of it. I’m fascinated by how different fabrics give a different feel to a piece of furniture.
Every piece of furniture is slightly different to reupholster depending on the period, the furniture maker, the country it was produced in, which material you choose, etc. Does it have foam or springs? Material or leather? Hand stitch or back tacking strip? Traditional or modern? The options are endless and so exciting.
I am now more confident with repairing frames if that is a requirement.
Please get in touch if you have something you'd like upholstered.