There are some fabulous pages showing you the basic tools that you will need for any upholstery project you might be tackling and I had to write a little shopping list because there were a few things I didn’t have which I definitely needed. As for my ‘painted wicker’ problem; I’m stocking up on nylon brushes. I don’t suppose there’s some fancy gadget with nylon bristles that I’m missing?! Also…. crafting ladies… I’ve noticed that anytime I’m in a craft store or a shop that sells nice looking scissors.. I buy them. My house is coming down with scissors. Last count I had 15 pairs! Surely I can’t be the only one with this affliction?
This rather marvellous publication has quite an extensive fabric guide on which fabrics are suitable for which type of projects you may be under taking.
There are also a LOT of great tutorials on basic tutorials and repairs. This would be a fantastic idea and I would probably be panicking slightly less about the task of covering this stupid seat pad/spring thing if I just had to do minor repairs instead of a complete recover but I shall take a few deep breaths and keep reading!
There are some great features on furniture upcyclers and how they deal with their projects!
Of course this book is aimed at anyone with even a slight interest in furniture repairs or upholstery and I would highly recommend it for anyone considering a project. After having done a little research it really is more contemporary than other upholstery or furniture books I’ve seen.