Here is the cover reveal of my new book in the Teach Me Upholstery Series. Book 2 details how to upholster a Victorian Iron-Frame Chair from bare frame to fully upholstered. The illustrations form a flip book on one side, and detailed description on the opposite pages. Every technique used on the chair is described […]
Its just taken the 9 Years. Honestly, when we moved in I thought five maximum. But then when I think about it, it was a lot of time, planning and of course, finance. We lived with my Mother in Law for six months whilst we had the kitchen and bathrooms done. We forced a move […]
When I first started my company in 2008 I came up with a generic name for it – Something Fine. To be honest, I never really liked that name, but with a name like that, I thought it could be anything. At the time, I really wasn’t sure where my little business was heading; I was […]
Guess what…. No I’m not moving..Not yet. I just wanted to show you my newly cladded studio. I absolutely love it. It was starting to look a little bit shabby. It had already been rendered when we moved in to the house. It was a lovely peach colour (!). I painted it, what I thought […]
Head over to eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/somethingfine69) where I am having a HUGE vintage fabric clear out. All my fabrics must go! I have designer Liberty of London, Lucienne Day, Heals of London, all up for grabs. Also many scraps, vintage dress fabrics and other novelty fabrics available. Fabrics uploaded most days so keep checking back. […]
For the last couple of summers I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a summer school. So this year I packed the kids off to Tennis Camp and embarked on my first ever Upholstery week long course. The course ran everyday from 7th-11th Aug 9.30am-3.30pm and included a light lunch. I was very lucky […]
I’m having a HUGE clear out of my vintage fabric, antique fabric, tapestries, craft books and mid century instructional leaflets. Each week I will be adding a few bits to Etsy and eBay I also have SALE in my web shop right now. Come take a look!
When I was studying upholstery, there was a certain snobbery surrounding the use of traditional techniques in upholstery. In my class, anyway, it was considered the superior method for putting together furniture. These days, with a few years under my belt, I mostly tackle chairs using modern upholstery techniques and my trusty pneumatic stapler, but […]