Following in the footsteps of the successful Beginner's Guide series, The Beginner's Guide to Upholstery takes readers gently by the hand and shows them the simple techniques they need to bring their love of fabric to upholstered items for the home. This is not a dry, highly technical professional upholstery manual, but a bright and accessible book that presents 10 simple projects
using modern methods that are quick and easy to achieve.
Readers are taken step-by-step through the process of how to upholster desirable pieces of furniture - using items found at antique markets, street sales and thrift stores that are designed-up and given a modern twist. Readers will learn about fabric choice and other materials, discover essential upholstery techniques and then embark on the projects. which include a simple
stool, a vintage sewing box, a blanket box or ottoman, a fluted headboard, a Danish dining chair, a bedroom/nursing chair, a patchwork armchair and a mid-century design two-seater sofa, all guided by the author's expert instruction.
Vicky Grubb is a textile specialist (aka fabric hoarder) and professional upholsterer who takes commissions and teaches beginner's workshops. Both herself, her vintage fabrics and her furniture have featured in magazines, including Homes and Antiques and Red. Vicky has undertaken a commission for singer Paloma Faith and has featured on high-traffic blogs such as True Up. Recently Vicky has been involved in the design side of creating furniture, working with joiners for high-profile clients including an architect working with John Lewis and dress designer Poppy England who is branching out into furniture. She lives in Bournemouth, UK. www.somethingfine.co.uk