The Upholstery Bible

Complete Step-by-step Techniques for Professional Results

Author: Cherry Dobson

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715329375

Category: Upholstery

Page: 143

View: 5247

This is a complete resource for furniture upholstering, regardless of your abilities, with easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions explaining all the essential upholstery techniques, from covering buttons to stripping and upholstering entire chairs.Build your skills at your own pace, with advice on the basics such as choosing materials and tools for the job and estimating yardage, as well as more complex upholstering techniques.It features invaluable advice on what to look for when buying second hand furniture, teaching you what's fixable and what's not as well as how to avoid costly mistakes by choosing the right stitches, and techniques and textiles for the job.

The Complete Guide to Upholstery

Stuffed with Step-by-Step Techniques for Professional Results

Author: Cherry Dobson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312383275

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2886

Provides instructions, photographs, and diagrams for completing upholstery jobs that range from stripping and reupholstering to fixing a simple tear.


A Beginners' Guide

Author: David James

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781861082763

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 175

View: 599

Offers a guide to beginners that are inspired to renovate, restore or update a piece of upholstery, and provides refurbishing techniques and projects from start to finish.

Singer Upholstery Basics Plus

Complete Step-by-Step Photo Guide

Author: Steve Cone

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1616733462

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 8534

The most comprehensive, user-friendly upholstery book on the market just got better! Over its lifetime, SINGER Upholstery Basics has sold nearly 150,000 copies. Now, with five new projects and an entirely fresh presentation, SINGER Upholstery Basics Plus is truly the best book for beginners and seasoned upholstery buffs alike. All the basic upholstery techniques are taught. Projects include all styles of chairs or couches, stools, different styles of ottomans, a bench, and a headboard. Some projects are built-from-scratch items that require only simple carpentry skills for building the frames. Others show the complete process of stripping, repairing, and reupholstering old furniture pieces to like-new condition. Large color photos of the step-by-step instructions set this book apart from all the others. 300+ photos show the techniques in great detail, plus 5 new projects Projects are practical and most representative of the types of furniture pieces usually reupholstered or constructed from scratch

The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook

A practical reference

Author: Alex Law

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910496634

Category: Design

Page: 300

View: 2800

The Upholsterer's Step-by-step Handbook reveals the techniques and tips of the upholstery trade in an easy to understand format. Fully illustrated throughout with informative illustrations and inspiring photography, this book will enable you to confidently create a statement piece of furniture for your home. Learn how to follow a technique-based approach to upholstery, from assessing the work involved and estimating your materials to planning your order of working to get professional results - whatever the size or scale of the project. Further information on the design of chairs and working with chair types enables you to work on any model of chair without limiting you to specific projects. Additional chapters include information on upholstery tools and materials, furnishing fabrics and trimmings. Sections on simple woodworking techniques and on repairs and surface finishes ensure that this is the ultimate one-stop resource for the amateur upholsterer.

Contemporary Upholstery

Techniques and Inspiration for Upstyling Your Furniture

Author: Hannah Stanton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906417918

Category: Furniture

Page: 192

View: 1574

Contemporary Upholstery combines straightforward upholstery techniques with advice on choosing and styling fabrics, inspiring people to rescue and revive all sorts of furniture. Packed full of fabric advice, yardage charts, upholstery tutorials, and case studies that feature salvaged and inexpensive furniture, this book is the perfect go-to-guide for the many sewers, designers, artists and creative folk who would happily dive into a flurry of fabric, staples, paints, and webbing to update and transform pieces of furniture. The first section of the book provides an overview of the tools and materials commonly used for upholstery. The second is devoted to fabric, including detailed advice on choosing and working with fabric. Section three then provides practical tutorials that are technique rather than project driven and range from quick makeovers to simple solutions for processes like webbing and springing. Twelve case studies are included, all from designers who have taken the plunge and successfully re-upholstered their home furniture. They explain their fabric and colour choices, the challenges faced and offer valuable money- and time-saving tips for stunning results.

The Furniture Bible

Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture

Author: Christophe Pourny

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579656455

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 5374

Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture—from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny’s favorite techniques—ceruse, vernis anglais,and water gilding, among many others—with full-color step-by-step photographs to ensure that readers can easily replicate each refinishing technique at home. Pourny brings these techniques to life with a chapter devoted to real-world refinishing projects, from a veneered table to an ebonized desk, a gilt frame to a painted northern European hutch. Rounding out this comprehensive guide is care and maintenance information, including how to properly clean leather, polish hardware, fix a broken leg, and replace felt pads, as well as recipes to make your own wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and more.

The Serger's Technique Bible

The Complete Guide to Serging and Decorative Stitching

Author: Julia Hincks

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250042720

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3124

Provides information on getting the best use out of a serger, including how to set up the machine, how to edge fabrics quickly, and other techniques such as roll hemming and flatlocking.

Complete Step-by-step Upholstery

Author: David Sowle,Ruth Dye

Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781843309291

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 7755

"This is the manual for anyone who wants to become a skilled upholsterer: the techniques are taught through a series of 15 progressive projects accompanied by full-colour step-by-step photographs." --from cover, p. 4.


A Complete Course : Chairs, Sofas, Ottomans, Screens and Stools

Author: David James

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781861081186

Category: House & Home

Page: 309

View: 1661

“This massive compilation of facts, skills, techniques, designs, and insider advice tells you everything....Set up your own workshop with just a few tools, a staple gun, cloth, and foam cutters. It's practically enough information to make you a professional upholsterer!”—Decorating Country Style.

Automotive Upholstery Handbook

Author: Don Taylor

Publisher: California Bill's Automotive Handbooks

ISBN: 9781931128001

Category: Transportation

Page: 232

View: 2077

In this revised edition, learn to make and install complete interiors in your car, truck or van. The author teaches you how to sew like an expert, and avoid costly mistakes. Learn to recover and build bench bucket seats, make headliners and carpets, plus how to build boat seats from scratch. Materials are described with specific recommendations for vinyl, cloth, velvet, leather, Nimbus, panel board, etc. Indispensable for anyone interested in upholstery.

Professional Upholstering

All the Trade Secrets

Author: Frank T. Destro

Publisher: Grindstone Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780982888308

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 125

View: 3444

This book is a one-of-a-kind, educational, easy-to-follow, how-to guide for the do-it-yourselfer as well as the skilled craftsman. Every step is clearly illustrated with more than six hundred photographs and more than eighty-five tips! Now you can learn all the trade secrets. Individual projects include how to make a zippered pillow with pleated corners and welted seams, how to make two styles of dining room seats, how to make a zippered cushion, how to repair frames and touch up the wood, and a featured project-a fully upholstered wing chair and matching footstool.

The Essential Guide to Upholstery

Author: Dorothy Gates

Publisher: Murdoch

ISBN: 9781741962642

Category: Upholstery

Page: 264

View: 2846

"The Essential Guide to Upholstery is a valuable and indispensible resource for the home enthusiast, offering practical advice and lots of exciting ideas on colours, patterns and textures. Fully illustrated throughout with informative illustrations and inspiring photography, this book will enable you to confidently create an individual statement for your home furnishings."--Back cover.

Business By The Book

Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for the Workplace

Author: Larry Burkett

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418513393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5198

What would happen if you made your business decisions by the book? By the Bible that is. This updated version of the best-selling Business by the Book offers radical principles of business management that go beyond the Ten Commandments and other biblical maxims. Business by the Book is a step-by-step presentation of how businesses should be run according to the Creator of all management rules: God. Larry Burkett, founder and president of Christian Financial Concepts, provides business principles from his own experience as well as what God’s Word says on topics such as: Hiring and Firing Decisions Pay Increases and Promotions Management Selection Employee Pay Decisions Borrowing and/or Lending Decisions Forming Corporations and Partnerships Business Tithing Retirement Whether you are the owner of a business, a corporate executive, or a manager, this best-selling classic is for you.

Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible

750 knit, purl, cable, lace and colour stitches

Author: Collins & Brown

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910904228

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 5201

This jam-packed stitch bible begins with a guide to the best tools and equipment, detailed instructions on how to knit, and information on reading stitch diagrams and understanding knitting abbreviations. The stitches are divided into five sections. The first section introduces basic combinations of knit and purl. These two basic stitches can be configured into patterns and constructed into all kinds of fabrics. The second section features cable and aran stiches. These are characterized by a large central panel bordered by varying numbers of side panels on a textural background. For the beginner knitter, lace knitting may seem daunting as it requires a little more technique. However, the sense of accomplishing a simple eyelet will encourage you to attempt and experiment with the more complex and challenging effects. The fourth section focuses on colourwork, with most of the designs drawing inspiration from traditional Scottish and Scandinavian patterns knitted using the Fair Isle technique, which uses design repeats and motifs in horizontal and vertical bands, and in small and large panels. Intarsia knitting is a similar technique, though patterns often involve larger blocks of colour and picture motifs. The final section concentrates on edgings and trims. From simple yet decorative ribs to intricate lace borders, there is an almost endless variety of edgings. They offer a quick way of turning a plain knit garment into something supremely stylish. Whether you’re a knitting novice who is picking up a pair of needles for the first time, or a seasoned professional with years of experience, you will find inspiration and technical know-how within these pages.

Modern DIY Upholstery

Step-By-Step Upholstery and Reupholstery Projects for Beginners and Beyond

Author: Vicky Grubb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781446306055

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3918

"You will be taken step-by-step through the process of upholstery of desirable pieces of furniture ? using items found at antique markets, street sales and thrift stores that are designed up and given a modern twist. You will then learn all about fabric choice and other materials, discover the essential techniques and then embark on the projects which include a simple stool, a vintage sewing box, a blanket box or ottoman, a fluted headboard, a Danish dining chair, a bedroom/nursing chair, a patchwork armchair and a mid-century design two-seater sofa, all guided by the author's expert instruction."

Beginners' Upholstery Techniques

Author: David James

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781861084958

Category: House & Home

Page: 143

View: 1174

If the idea of upholstering your own furniture seems daunting, then this is the book for you! Beginners' Upholstery Techniques explains everything you need to tackle those projects, from fixing a stool with a drop-in seat and refurbishing a fold-out screen to handling more complex pieces, such as armchairs and sofas. Expert upholsterer and author David James guides you through a wide range of techniques and styles, and provides information on tools, materials, paddings, and fabrics. Packed with creative ideas that can be adapted for any item of furniture, this comprehensive guide is the must-have companion for any budding upholsterer.