Books and DVDs are always invaluable resources, especially when it comes to DIY upholstery.
Whether you’re just starting out, or have been dabbling in the art of upholstery for years, this selection of instructional books and DVDs will help guide you through your upholstery journey, equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to perfectly execute your next project.
Sit back and relax as industry leaders unravel the magic that is upholstery. These step-by-step DVDs will guide you through a selection of tutorials that will help you improve your skillset.
Rebuilding a Coil Spring Seat
Developed by our very own talented team, Adrian and Dianne run through the various steps and techniques you need to know to rebuild a coil sprung chair.
By the end of this 46 minute DVD you’ll know what you can recycle and how to use the tools/what techniques can be utilised when rebuilding a coil spring seat.
Traditional Upholstery Workshop 1 DVD
Covering drop-in and pin stuffed seats; this DVD offers a step-by-step demonstration on how to reupholster a Victoria Reproduction Queen Anne Chair seat to its former glory, using traditional methods and materials.
If that wasn’t already enough, this comprehensive tutorial is then expanded on to show you how to restore an Edwardian Chair with a pin stuffed seat.
Traditional Upholstery Workshop 2 DVD
As a continuation of Traditional Upholstery Workshop 1, in the second part of this series you’ll learn about reupholstering a Victorian nursing chair. Learning about unsprung, blind and top stitching techniques, as well as how to create a roll edge is easy when you’re being taught by no other than UK furniture expert, David James.
If you’re a bit more traditional in your approach to learning, and would like a well-written, illustrated upholstery guide, you can’t look past these fabulous books that definitely get our tick of approval.
Upholstery – A Complete Course
This encyclopaedic guide to upholstery, courtesy of David James covers everything there is to know about upholstery techniques and the tools and materials that are required to master the art form.
Covering everything from traditional handwork to the latest industrial techniques, this book gives you an overview of the industry, as well as five step-by-step projects that will allow you to put the explained techniques into practice.
Upholstery Techniques & Projects
This book is a must-have for every upholster, providing endless inspiration with 30 detailed projects, 60 colour photographs, and 300 lined drawings, which depict each process in fine detail.
Another great resource from our talented team, this book looks at how to upholster a Danish chair. You’ll learn how to choose foam densities, calculate dimensions, upholster cushion covers, and more!
All of these products, plus more, are available from our online store, or, if you prefer to do your learning in person, ask us about our classes. We always enjoy sharing our industry knowledge with other lovers of upholstery.