A Book Deal and More…

If you follow me on twitter, facebook or instagram (yes I think that covers all spheres..no wait..Pinterest too!) You will know I’ve just signed a book deal. Weeeehhh! Very excited to tell you my upholstery book is due out July 2015.

Pile of Books

I’ve had lots of people through my studio doors of late. Last weekend I did another one day Upholstery Workshop. My students’ travelled from quite far afield this time- New Milton and Blandford. We had lots of fun upholstering, chatting over a nice lunch of quiche, salad and a large slice of homemade coffee and walnut cake. Yum. I’m now fully booked for June 10th Workshop, but have places for July 12th.

Upholstery Workshop

I was given a chair by one of my antique dealer clients and it’s been sitting in my workshop used as my sewing machine chair. I decided to strip it and reupholster it this week.

Sewing Chair Painting

I used Farrow and Ball Yellow Cake to paint it and waxed it over with Annie Sloane Clear wax so it doesn’t chip. I adore this vintage patterned courdoroy I bought last year at Judys Affordable Vintage Fair when it made its way to Bournemouth.


I have some other projects on the go too still to complete a couple of parker knoll chairs for my website. Talking of which I’m having a complete Website re-design! It’s going live next month so looking forward to that. I will be changing the layout and having a better (much easier to use, from my part) shop selling my vintage fabrics and furniture and detailing a bit more about the classes.

Parker Knoll


About Vicky Grubb

Once a kitchen table Upholsterer, now a fully fledged tutor, author and hoarder of vintage fabrics. My Upholstery studio is based in Bournemouth, Dorset, where I live with my husband and two tinkers.

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