Large Suite in Jim Dickens fabric.
We were recently delighted to be given the opportunity to work with fabric from Jim Dickens Olympos range on this large, stunning suite which was originally made to order by Gascoigne Designs in around 2003. Working in conjunction with a large national re-upholstery company we are proud that we are entrusted to carry out work on their behalf.....it means a lot to us that people who know and understand re-upholstery have the faith and trust in us to not only carry out the work for them but also to rely on us look after their customers as if they were our own.
The large pattern repeat on this beautiful fabric meant that a lot of prior planning had to be done before even removing the old covers and certainly before putting our scissors anywhere near the new fabric. Many hours of planning, cutting, machine sewing , upholstering and tailoring have to be invested in work like this but I hope you would agree that all of this effort was worth it.
This was a tricky and labour intensive job from the word go, even getting the suite out of the customers house was a challenge in itself with the furniture going nowhere until the castors had been removed, we then had to lift it over metal railings and navigate our way through the customers trees and shrubs before loading it into the van. So getting it back into the property with pristine new upholstery was even more of a challenge but as always we got there in the end with thanks to my 'Right Hand Man' ...aka my son Ewan.
Long unsociable hours and plenty hard graft but Its jobs like this that make all the effort worthwhile.
Thanks for looking :-)
Since getting with the times and launching our own website a few years ago we have been pleased with the steady flow of enquiries and interest that it has generated with several people complimenting us on both the content and the work displayed both on the site and on our Facebook page.
During this time we have regularly written blog posts about recent work we have completed where we tell a wee story about the job and a bit about what was involved and of course some photos of the finished furniture, Although we enjoy writing these short blogs and showcasing our work it often feels like only a handful of people actually see it and pass comment.
So, when we received an email from a website called https://blog.feedspot.com/upholstery_blogs/ telling us that we had made into their top 30 upholstery blogs on the planet we were suitably surprised and 'fair chuffed' ....Somebody somewhere does actually see what we post !
We have lots of new work to post in the near future but in the meantime here is a wee before and after of a nursing chair we recently did for a long-standing and loyal customer
Nursing chair re-upholstered with deep buttons in Linwood Roxburgh wool fabric.
Raymond Mackenzie, Upholsterer and Floor layer.