Re-covering a chair
As with fashion, interiors change style too. Sometimes you want to update a chair that is still in good upholstery condition and I can re-cover your chair in the fabric of your choice (please see the resources page and the students' projects page for some ideas).
Please email me and we can discuss a free quote. Please note that once the top fabric has been removed sometimes it becomes necessary to take off more layers of upholstery than originally thought. It is for this reason that I prefer to quote in person. I can arrange to visit you or for you to visit my workshope in North Leigh.
Re-upholstery may seem expensive at first and you might feel the chair you have may not be worth it. It is the quality and appearance of the materials used, and skills invovled, that greatly influence a finished chair.
Traditional upholstery is more environmentally friendly than buying a brand new chair and there is the added benefit of knowing that you are helping to restore a piece of heritage.
There are 14 steps to re-upholster a chair:
1. Stripping and preparation of the frame
9. Cotton wadding
12. Top fabric
13. Bottom cloth
14. The finished chair
Please email me if you would like to enquire about upholstery for your chair. We can discuss your requirements in detail and a free quote and advice will be provided.
There are many fabric designers and suppliers to choose from for upholstery fabric. New collections are generally added twice a year. Katie Finch at Griffin Interiors has a Fabric Library containing over 400 books.
The following are links to some of the fabric designers we use:
Colefax and Fowler
GP & J Baker
Ralph Lauren Home