About Me

Image of Caroline working

Since starting the upholstery course I have developed a real passion for finding interesting old chairs, boxes and daybeds and transforming them.

When I strip a piece back to it's frame, it is really interesting to reveal the different layers and see how it was put together. I love the variety of the work as each piece is unique and how it is upholstered can vary greatly depending on it's age and style.

Working from my country home on the East Sussex/Kent borders, in between the school runs, I happily take on a range of upholstery projects from armchairs and occasional chairs, to footstools and ottomans.

I also make made-to-measure curtains, roman blinds and other soft furnishings on request.

Since buying my first place some fifteen years ago, I've always made my own soft furnishings.  I'd always fancied learning the skill of upholstery too.  After having my two children and spending a few years as a full time Mum, I was itching to learn something new. So when I spotted an upholstery course at the local adult education centre, I leapt at the chance and enrolled. I spent the next three years learning the traditional skills and techniques of upholstery.