I’m feeling all inspired this week by upholstery and furnishing fabrics. So much so, that I’ve been looking at upholstery courses, something I’ve wanted to do for ages. I’ve taught myself the odd bit of basic upholstery, like this Lloyd loom laundry basket and this drop-in seat pad. However, I’d really love to learn how to upholster a whole chair – just imagine the possibilities!
Tia, of A Crafty Alternative, very kindly emailed me this week with feedback on the course she is currently doing at The School of Stuff, in East London, which has got me all excited – thank you very much, Tia! Watch this space on that one…
In the mean time, I’m inspired by two particular collections of upholstery fabrics and dreaming up future projects. I fell in love with Abigail Borg fabrics a few years ago, after my sister gave me a few of Abigail’s cushions. She has since launched a new collection that uses a much more muted palette of colours but still based on her beautiful illustrations of flora and fauna and printed on lovely linen and cotton mix, perfect for upholstery, curtains or soft furnishings.
I popped into Liberty this week, as I do on a too regular basis, and strayed into the home furnishings department. They launched the Liberty furnishing fabrics a while ago, but actually holding them in my hand and seeing the colours for myself, just makes me want to cover every chair in sight!
If you’re not entirely convinced, just take a look at these chairs…
I’ve slipped off into my happy place now. I’ll leave you to get inspired for yourself.