Upholstery: A Complete Course : Chairs, Sofas, Ottomans, Screens and Stools

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Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 1999 - House & Home - 309 pages
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A revised edition of a best-selling classic! Every aspect of traditional and modern upholstery is covered in this encyclopedic survey of techniques and materials. Explore the entire construction process, from choosing tools and materials and making a frame to stuffing, covering, and trimming. Hundreds of line drawings and a selection of full-color photographs guide both serious beginners and experienced upholsterers through basic skills and on to crafting more advanced pieces, including chairs, sofas, and ottomans. Information on historical styles and techniques will be particularly useful to restorers. Five fully illustrated projects, ranging from a simple seat cushion to a larger chair, provide the opportunity for hands-on application of the techniques presented.

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I bought this book for a special person who is quite impressed with the amount of information contained within. It was an inspiration for the person to enroll in an upholstery class and redo a chair. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

David James has worked in upholstery since leaving school. He teaches upholstery at university level and has recently been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Buckinghamshire New University. His recent work as an upholstery consultant includes wall coverings and projects involving the restoration of historic upholstery. This will be David's eighth book on upholstery, all published by GMC.

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