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Ask us to quote you for your next job including fabric purchase from us and take a 10% discount from the RRP price of the fabric. A saving of up to £500.

This offer is for jobs booked in before 31st August 2020 to be collected in January 2021. Fabric can be selected at any time so you can take your time choosing the perfect fabric once the job is booked. We will post out as many samples you need. Read more about this offer.

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All our fabrics are of first quality, meet current legislation and come with a guarantee. We are stockist of some of the most versatile quality fabrics available in the UK and we have worked with most for over 20 / 30 years., for example, Chatsworth Fabrics, Linwood Fabric, Porter and Stone and Ross Fabrics.

G-Plan-Sofa
Ikea Sofa in Blue Plaid
Victorian Sofa
Fireside-chair-wool
Traditional-sofa-coordinating-chair
Lion Chair

Flag Chairs


Two very interesting and lovely chairs we reupholstered in flags. Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack. The best photo is the close up of the lion arm – see below. You may also be interested to see a chair we reupholstered in football shirts.

A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
Knole Sofa

Knole Sofas

A pair of classic Knoll Sofa in Italian Velvet.

We had a little debate recently on how to spell ‘Knole’ when referring to a Knole Sofa. With a little help from the Internet, we confirmed the correct spelling and decided to share some history – you can view the original Knole sofa in Knole in Kent.

The Knole sofa was made in the 17th century. Originally used not as a comfortable sofa but as a formal throne on which the monarch would have sat to receive visitors. It is housed at Knole in Kent, a house owned by the Sackville-Wests since 1605 but now in the care of the National Trust.

To identify a Knole sofa it usually has exposed wooden finials at the rear corner tops. The arms are sides and are of the same height as the back. The side arms are tied to the sofa back by means of heavy decorative braid, often with an elaborate tassel.

See another Knole sofa we reupholstered.

Knole Sofa
Knole Sofa

In addition to this I have a theory that the arms could be lowered to make a tempory bed. All said and done they always look regal.

20's Drop Arm Sofa

1920’s Drop Arm Sofa

These were extremely popular in the early 1900’s, therefore, we see a lot of them. A sofa that can turn into a chaise long and an occasional bed. The arm has a substantial metal mechanism to ‘drop’ the arm.

The quality of build is extremely robust, I know this from experience as I have owned one for over twenty years.  Mine has moved house at least three times and has lived in the lounge, hall, bedroom, holiday cottage and now sits in the kitchen.  Kids have used it as a climbing frame and I sat on it last night – it’s in perfect condition.  A 100-year-old sofa – Truly amazing.