Age investigation

We have had some complex upholstery courses going on this week with one student re-covering a modern 3 seater settee and another working on a traditional drop arm sofa. Both are large pieces… Continue reading

Restoration Magic

Friday, such a busy day in the workshop, students hurrying to complete projects or to finish them to a point where they can leave off, upholsterers working to tight deadlines. They need to… Continue reading

History uncovered – 1 CWT NET

We often find stripping back old upholstery, chairs have been stuffed with a variety of random materials – newspaper, straw, rags, let alone the endless bits and bobs that have found their way… Continue reading

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Just joined bloglovin and full of good intentions to make regular posts from now on.

Fine Traditional Upholstery

Here is an example of fine traditional upholstery which has actually been done by one of the students on our diploma course. The tie stitching on the back is in preparation for deep buttoning. It… Continue reading

1920s Lampshade

Look at this lovely lampshade – so elegant in a most modest and restrained kind of way. I found it amongst a pile of lampshades discarded in favour of – nouveau retro – varieties. It would be a such a pity… Continue reading

Upholstery Blogs

Just found this fab blog by Manda who bravely came all the way from the States to learn upholstery with us and was awarded a Distinction by AMUSF in the Spring. She’s included… Continue reading

Nearly Holker time again!

Make Your Own Lampshades Workshops – Coming Soon

We’ve been running Traditional Upholstery Courses at Kendal Upholstery for many years now but recently people have been admiring our hand sewn lampshades and asking can we show them how to make their… Continue reading

Watch a video introduction to Kendal Upholstery

A film student from Lancaster University made an introductory video about Kendal Upholstery and the courses we run as part of his studies. This is the result!