Spruce: Step-by-step Guide to Upholstery and Design

Spruce: Step-by-step Guide to Upholstery and Design

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A tome of design, inspiration, and how-to, this substantial book is the one-stop resource for anyone looking to learn the fine art of furniture upholstery. With all of the techniques taught through step-by-step illustrated instructions of five projects, including a Louis chair, a slipper chair, a wingback chair, a full-sized sofa, and an ottoman, students will acquire all the skills they need to go out and create one-of-a-kind pieces designed to suit their taste. There are also chapters on interior design principles and how to sew throw pillows. With Amanda Brown's living room as the backdrop, readers can see first-hand how her aesthetic and upholstery design transform a bare room into something wonderful.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 203.2 x 261.62 x 27.94mm | 1,292.73g
  • Storey Publishing LLC
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations throughout
  • 1612121373
  • 9781612121376
  • 47,818

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Few things make me happier than watching the people we work with here at D*S do well. Amanda Brown from Spruce has been our resident upholstery expert for a while and we were thrilled when she told us she was working on a book. That gorgeous book, Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design, officially launched yesterday and is chock-full of beautiful (and helpful) upholstery instructions, illustrated by more than 900 step-by-step photographs. Upholstery has always been daunting to me, but Amanda is an excellent teacher and everything she's shared in this book will help you master the techniques and skills you need to reupholster any piece of furniture to suit your own taste and style.show more

Back cover copy

UPDATE YOUR HOME WITH A FURNITURE MAKEOVER Customize your home with one-of-a-kind upholstered pieces spruced up with contemporary fabrics and fresh details. Amanda Brown's expert instructions - and more than 900 step-by-step photographs - guide you through stripping your furniture down to the frame and then creating exciting new pieces. From calculating yardage to diamond tufting and attaching webbing, here are all the skills you need to elevate that thrift store sofa and your grandmother's slipper chair from frumpy to fabulous.show more

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