Style, Stitch, Staple: Basic Upholstering Skills to Tackle Any Project

Style, Stitch, Staple: Basic Upholstering Skills to Tackle Any Project

by Hannah Stanton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762447688
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Hannah Stanton is an award-winning London-based designer and upholsterer. She lives in London. Visit her at hannahstanton.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Section 1 The Basics

1 Upholstery Tools

Ripping down tools 10

Rebuilding tools 12

Measuring & cutting tools 14

Power & specialist tools 16

2 Fillings, Linings & Sundries

Fillings 18

Linings 20

Sundries 22

Fixings 24

Trimmings 26

3 Frame Care & Finishing Essentials

Frame stripping 28

Frame care & repair 30

Section 2 Working with Fabrics

4 Types of Fabric

Fabric characteristics 38

5 Fabric Care

General considerations 50

Fabric repairs 52

6 Choosing Fabric

Fabric decisions 54

Style & age 55

Color 56

Pattern 58

Texture 60

Durability 61

Making fabric 62

Section 3 Upholstery Techniques

7 Quick Makeovers

Slipcovers 70

Drop-In seat: modern technique 72

Drop-In seat: traditional technique 74

Upholstered screen 76

Piped box cushion 80

Adding a zipper 82

Seams & stitching 84

Case study: Eleanor Young 88

Case study: Patrick Feist 90

8 Starting From Scratch

Salvaging 92

Ripping down 94

Stripping & cleaning 96

Frame maintenance 98

Case study: Kristin Jackson 102

Case study: Jude Dennis 104

9 Rebuilding Techniques

The bare bones 106

Webbing a seat 108

Knots, ties & stitches 110

Types of springs 116

Using springs 118

Lashing the springs 122

Stuffing 124

Traditional stuffing 126

Rubberized hair 130

Foam 132

Case study: Marianne Songbird 134

10 Measuring

Measuring & cutting 138

Case study Hayley Beham 40

Case study: Sarah Whyberd 142

11 Setting the top Cover

Muslin & cuts 144

Joining fabric tub chair 148

Scroll arm with pleats 150

Corners 152

Machined corner seam 154

Facing 156

Borders 158

Piping 160

Bringing it all together 164

Tufting 168

The finishing touches 172

Case study: Inca Starzinsky 174

Section 4 Resources

12 Further Information

Glossary 180

Useful websites 184

Index 186

Contributors 190

Acknowledgments 192

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