Upholstery 101 – Art Chair in Progress

Almira Upholstery101 Art Chair Feat

I have a wonderful apprentice helping me in my upholstery studio. In exchange for her help on my projects, she gets to work on her own ‘art chair’ – a window-back dining seat which will have a unique artistic element (stay tuned for the ‘After’ photos!). Here are some photos of her progress:

Upholstery apprentice with window back chair

‘Before’ re-upholstery: Almira picturing the design possibilities

Upholstery apprentice deconstructing window back chair

Deconstructing the chair back

Upholstery apprentice deconstructing upholstered chair down to the seat springs

Upholstery deconstruction: down to the springs

Upholstery apprentice attaching seat fabric to her window back chair

Fitting the seat fabric

Upholstery student stapling seat fabric to her window back dining chair

Stapling the seat fabric

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CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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