Contemporary Upholstery

Contemporary Upholstery : Techniques and Inspiration for Upstyling your Furniture

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Contemporary Upholstery combines straightforward upholstery techniques with advice on choosing and styling fabrics, inspiring people to rescue and revive all sorts of furniture.
Packed full of fabric advice, yardage charts, upholstery tutorials, and case studies that feature salvaged and inexpensive furniture, this book is the perfect go-to-guide for the many sewers, designers, artists and creative folk who would happily dive into a flurry of fabric, staples, paints, and webbing to update and transform pieces of furniture.
The first section of the book provides an overview of the tools and materials commonly used for upholstery. The second is devoted to fabric, including detailed advice on choosing and working with fabric. Section three then provides practical tutorials that are technique rather than project driven and range from quick makeovers to simple solutions for processes like webbing and springing. Twelve case studies are included, all from designers who have taken the plunge and successfully re-upholstered their home furniture. They explain their fabric and colour choices, the challenges faced and offer valuable money- and time-saving tips for stunning results.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 190 x 246 x 22mm | 902g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1906417911
  • 9781906417918
  • 265,898

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'More than just upholstery technique. It's a fascinating insight into a new emergence of young upholsterers and their creative furniture ideas. It's a resource book for textile hoarders and an aspirational and inspirational upholstery guide. I'll say it again. I LOVE this book.'

'So much more than a 'how-to' guide, it offers useful advice on understanding and choosing fabrics, step-by-step instructions on all the main upholstery techniques, plus inspirational stories from designers showing pieces they've transformed or their own homes. This engaging book will have you scouring junk shops for chairs to rescue and restore.'

'An almost biblical guide to the techniques and tools of the trade so you'll know what's going on every step of the way. You'll never again be lost for what a gimp pin is, when to use stockinette or what filling would be best for a lazy Sunday beached on the settee.'

'This is an elegnatly presented book that combines upholstery techniques with a strong focus on tools,fabric choices, design and style... The technique guides are very clear and well-illustrated and the book includes 12 case studies.'


'So much more than a 'how-to' guide, it offers useful advice on understanding and choosing fabrics, step-by-step instructions on all the main upholstery techniques, plus inspirational stories from designers showing pieces they've transformed or their own homes. This engaging book will have you scouring junk shops for chairs to rescue and restore.' 'An almost biblical guide to the techniques and tools of the trade so you'll know what's going on every step of the way. You'll never again be lost for what a gimp pin is, when to use stockinette or what filling would be best for a lazy Sunday beached on the settee.' 'This is an elegnatly presented book that combines upholstery techniques with a strong focus on tools,fabric choices, design and style... The technique guides are very clear and well-illustrated and the book includes 12 case studies.'
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About Hannah Stanton

Hannah Stanton is a London based designer and upholsterer. Most recently she won the Heico Competition for upholstery and came second at the New Designer Britain Awards 2011 for her utility furniture inspired fabric.
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