Friday, 10 May 2013

This is one of our 1920's style chair upholstered in full Aniline hide from Andrew Muirhead leathers. 

Our frames are all made with solid Beech this one has Ash show wood the grain is like oak but finer.
 Leather cut for the arms.
 Arms now in place leather takes more work than fabric as it is a natural product and stretches and moves, but the finish is fantastic and you do not have a pattern to match.

 Seat and front border going on.
 Hard to see but the inside back has fitted gussets so the leather clears out properly round the curve of the arms.
 Outside arms are on, just the back to go.
Bottom piece on.
 Cardboard covers round the legs so we can finish polishing.
 Front facings fitted.
 Feather cushions made to size.
 Sewing the cushions in leather, especially when piped, is the hardest work so many thickness of hide together are very hard to manage.

The Finished chair very pleased at the result the great thing about good leather it only gets better as it wears, hope you like.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Castle Cottage Upholstery

Was established back in 1989 in East linton and moved to North Berwick in 1991 when we got the premises at Abbey Road.
We now have the upstairs of our building on Station road and have become.
We are a family firm that make our own range of furniture and footstools we are East Lothians only
Farrow & Ball stockists.
We offer a full Interior design package with curtain making, Roman blinds etc.
I am starting this blog to show you some of my upholstery as we make or restore pieces.
I am very proud that we do all of our own upholstery and polishing in our workshop rather than buy in finished pieces from abroad.
 Some photo's for you.

A small selection of some of the things we make here in North Berwick.