If you have a small #chair that needs a new lease of life why not join our 2-day beginners #upholstery class on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November
Today's Stage 3 @the_amusf #upholstery students are tailoring, fitting and top stitching their fabrics for their shell-framed and egg style chairs
Congratulations to @the_amusf student Charlotte Lloyd for Best in Show for her Giddy Up chair @furnituremakerscompany young furniture makers exhibition #yfmexhibition
Setting up for today's Young Furniture Makers exhibition @furnituremakerscompany that opens at 3pm. Come along to see our students work including past student Jade Peel's Brexit chair.
Today I attended the brilliant Guild of Traditional Upholsterer' s Study Day in Salisbury with brilliant speakers: Andrew Lawrence a coach trimmer, Carol Bennett-Jane talked about William Morris, Kate Gill Textile and Upholstery Conservator, Steve Franklin about fabric walling and David Wheeler Head of the Royal Collection. And the wonderful @mbowden524 made me this beautiful GTU monkey. If you are a traditional upholsterer why not join them www.gtu.org.uk
Today's soft furnishings class are making their two width interlined curtain sample and are herringbone-stitching the hem
Today's Stage 1 students are working on either setting their stuffed and stitched edges, prepping their sprung dining chair frames or practicing their machine sewing skills.
Today our apprentice Darren Blackwell was finally presented with his Upholders Apprenticeship certificate by the Lord Mayor of London. I'm proud to have been his mentor for the past three years and wish him every success in his future career @the_amusf
Signing copies of my book is one thing but this is the first time I have been asked to sign a mallet.
Tailoring our inside backs ...
#Liveforyourlunchbreak - Mad #upholstery students Week 3 - drinking your coffee through a @Mars @Twix. The verdict so far is that this is the best.
Take a look at these beautiful woven #fabrics produced by our talented student @charliejuneharris whilst she was at university. We are looking forward to seeing these on pieces of her #traditionalupholstery #chairs #AMUSF #upholstery #qualifications #courses
How about this for a very posh looking #upholstery tool box
Today our new #softfurnishings #students are making an interlinned #curtain sample
We love it when students dress to match their #chairs - Rosie working with @libertylondon Parquet Simon fabric.
Our #AMUSF stage 3 #upholstery #students are hard at work carving and fitting the foam to their shell frame #chairs
Episode 2 of drinking your coffee through a chocolate straw. Last week it was KitKat this week it is Chocolate Fingers. I am really concerned about the sanity of some of my students😂😂😂😂
For those who wanted to see the #antique #cardingmachine in action, today's class is about using it safely. #Upholsterers #upholsterycourse #furniture #chairs #traditionalupholstery
Are you interested in learning how to #upholster your #furniture? If so why not join one of our new two-day short courses. Check out the new dates on our website: www.wendyshorterinteriors.co.uk #upholstery #chairs #fabrics
Take a look at this beautiful #child's #chair made by our talented #student Sue Blow of @theplayfulchair. Lots of detail and felted animals that #children can play with and move around the chair
I love the pleating of the pink velvet fabric on this beautiful sofa by Hyde House @decorex today
Lovely to meet up with some of my past students at @decorex_international
Our new #softfurnishings #students have finished their first #curtain sample. All look great 👏👏👏
Our new #leisure #class #students are now well under way with their #upholstery projects #upholstery #chairs #upcycle #recycle
I'm not sure if this is an #EggChair or a rather large hanging basket😉😉😉
This is what our students get up to at lunch time - sucking their coffee up through a kitkat😂😂😂
Very proud of Darren Blackwell who I have been #mentoring for the past three years. Last night Darren received his @UpholdersLivery #upholstery #apprenticeship #certificate and #awards 👏👏👏👏👏