Scatter cushions galore …

The finished articles complete with the student’s choice of either feather or fibre cushion pad

Today saw the second workshop of the new year and was our Next Steps – Scatter Cushion. It saw a group of eager students arrive promptly and with enthusiasm.

Concentrating hard

They then, having selected their fabric, thread and zip from a wide range, began to create their own cushion cover. They were able to select the size of cushion they wanted to make and how they would like to insert the zip.

Cutting strips ready to make piping

Everyone piped their cushion cover to give it a professional finish, prior to attaching their zip.

Busy, busy, busy.

It was a fantastic day. Loads of chat, laughter and new techniques learnt with friends old and new. Everyone completed one cushion cover and most cut out another to take home and put together themselves. Can’t wait to do it again.

How fab is that contrasting piping?

If you fancy having a go yourself we have another date already scheduled for March 24, or if you’re an Absolute Beginner that’s the week before, March 17.

Look at what we made – well, those of us that didn’t have to dash off to catch the supermarket! 😉

Off to a flying start

Yesterday, we delivered the first items of 2019 (a set of three cushion covers) and walked away with an order for another four! Thanks Lesley.

This was following on from two meetings on Friday to discuss new client requirements for a statement piece Stofa for a hallway and a revamp on a set of eight fantastic 1960’s dining chairs. We can’t wait to get started on them. Will just have to be patient and wait for the fabric to arrive first. Better keep busy doing other things … like some CPD up at The Ministry of Upholstery. Small Queen Anne footstool or large deep-buttoned footstool, anyone?

First delivery of the new year. Piped and zipped cushion cover to coordinate with existing furnishing.