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Mega Fabric Sale

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.   […]

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Designing your own Pattern

I had a huge clear out of my fabric cupboard recently (again). I am struggling a little to find the time to pop my precious fabric online but I don’t much mind seeing it filled to the brim every time I walk into my studio – just remind me not to buy any more (I […]

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Changing the Shape of a Chair

Do you struggle sometimes to see past the old exterior of a chair? To help myself visualise, I often mock up chairs in photoshop to show the desired shape. I also do this when I’m helping clients choose second hand furniture for their home and last year I started doing it for students too. I […]

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French Brocantes and My Finds

The summer holidays seem a distant memory but the excitement of travelling to a plethora of French Brocantes in August still remains. Every summer I make the trip across to Cherbourg from Poole and then onwards to Bordeaux to stay in my Mum’s house in the Charentes. On route, I pick up a copy of Antiquites […]

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I am still on a high from a lovely weekend with friends – or should I say ‘guinea pigs’ – at my very first upholstery workshop in the upholstery studio. Four of my closest descended from London armed with a tatty piece of furniture and a metre of fabric of their choice to spend the […]

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Here it is: the upholstery studio

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It’s finally happening! After two years of nagging, hinting and begging, Mr G has finally taken a new office and is on the way to moving out of our converted garage.

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I was very honoured and excited to receive an advanced copy of The Vintage Pattern Selector (Jo Barnfield, 2013, Bloomsbury) recently.

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I’m a bit in love with instagram. Particularly because I have found lots of fellow upholsterers from around the world. They present timeline shots of their furniture which makes really interesting viewing for someone like me. Some of the upholsterers work on very high-end furniture for luxurious penthouse apartments in New York, whilst others are […]

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