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Upholstering methods is designed to provide a broad experience for the beginner who wants to master the basics of reupholstery. It will provide a sold foundation in all upholstery processes, through the use of tools, materials and techniques that are basic to this important area. Special attention has been given to the selection of the upholstery covering.
After the various processes have been mastered through the easy to follow step-by-step detailed instruction of the text, which are supplemented by numerous photographs and diagrams, the user will have the opportunity to try out newly acquired skills on a small scale. A section of this book is devoted to the building and upholstering of a small furniture piece. Thus, if a larger project might seem over whelming, the smaller one will provide a meaningful experience and assure success.
ISBN: 0870069594 Date Published on 6/20/2006
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This book is designed to provide a broad experience for the beginner who wants to master the basics of reupholstery. It will provide a solid foundation in all upholstery processes, through the use of tools, materials and techniques that are basic to this important area.
Step-by-step procedures are provided for the construction, springing, padding, and covering of both large and small upholstered frames.
ISBN: 0870069608 Date Published on 6/22/2006
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I have several books so far about upholstery, but by far, this singer book is the best. The title is not misleading. It is about basics, but with it's common sense instructions and useful illustrations, the techniques demonstrated can be combined and used to reupholster many styles of furniture. If you are looking for a book to teach you about more advanced techniques, you will have to look elsewhere, but if you are just beginning, then I can't think of a better source to take fear out of your first project.
Gave me the assurance that my project, sofa and love seat, could be done easily and have a professional look. Pictures and text make it easy to follow and apply the instructions. Suggested tools are a must for desired results.
Like the others in the Singer Reference Library series, this book is a step-by-step manual. The instructions are clear; the illustrations meaningful. Its title says it all: 'Upholstery Basics'-- from the ground up, so to speak. I have not done any projects yet, but am now not afraid to try.
ISBN: 0865733198 Date Published on 6/13/2006
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This well referenced book provides an amply illustrated publication on upholstery conservation which discusses and reviews the issues related to the care, interpretation and treatment of upholstered furniture.
Through many well illustrated case studies the inter-disciplinary collaboration fundamental to upholstery conservation, and the complex decision-making process involved in the treatment of upholstered furniture, are made evident. The case histories are contributed by leading international practitioners in the field and concern objects and collections in the care of English Heritage, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other internationally renowned institutions.
Likewise, the contributors, from both sides of the Atlantic, are world-renowned specialists and leaders in this area of conservation working for the public and private sectors. The case histories, illustrated in colour, black and white and specially prepared line drawings, concern object treatment and documentation, the conservation of information, the function and the artefact. They range from the documentation of eighteenth century removable chair covers and the treatment of a nineteenth century carriage to a twentieth century foam-filled chair belonging to a museum.
* Principles and practice are demonstrated through a series of case histories
* Provides a common vocabulary and point of reference across the conservation disciplines
* Includes contributions from world-renowned specialists from the public and private sectors
'Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice is a vital reference in a new field, and will be of interest to a wide range of people, not just conservators and curators. It is a fine addition to the Butterworth Heinemann series.'
'Upholstery Conservation is a practical, well-developed textbook on the current state of the art. It will encourage the dissemination of information between people responsible for the conservation of upholstered items and help to improve the practice of upholstery conservation by encouraging the partnership of different specialists to acheive the best outcome.'
Museum National Magazine
'The book sets an excellent standard; it is a major contribution to the study of upholstery conservation in Britain and America and provides an invaluable work of reference upon which further studies can be based.'
The Furniture History Society Newsletter
'This book is useful not only for those who are involved in furniture or textile conservation, but also for scholars and students in the other fields of conservation of cultural property and for the curators who work with furniture collections.'
ISBN: 0750645067 Date Published on 6/22/2006
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|After lengthy search of the library I found this book. It makes upholstery making a lot easier than some other books that I looked into, especially the cushion making chapter. |
ISBN: 1566377897 Date Published on 6/15/2006
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Do you have an antique that needs reupholstering? Are you searching for bargains to restore? This guide introduces you to basic techniques for making the old as good as new. The projects include: a piano stool with a pinstuffed seat; a Victorian dining chair; a late Victorian Box Ottoman; a turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts armchair; and a late Victorian chaise longue. Instructions appear in photo-caption style, with every step presented in exacting detail and full color. 144 pages (all in color), 8 x 11.
ISBN: 1861080522 Date Published on 6/15/2006
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“Contains individual furniture projects that are clearly illustrated by the author with cross-section diagrams and fabric-cutting layouts. An excellent textbook for an advanced upholstery class and a cost-effective purchase.”—Library Journal. “Like a visit to a top upholsterer’s workshop....A much needed resource for those reupholstering antique furniture.”—Fine Woodworking.
James (upholstery, Buckinghamshire Coll.) presents a sequel to his Upholstery: A Complete Course (GMC, 1993) in which he provides the "practising furniture upholsterer" with information on making decorative trims, the cost and safety requirements of projects, creating the well-stocked workroom, and upholstery schools and trade associations. (Unfortunately for North American readers, all are U.K. sources.) The latter portion of the book contains individual furniture projects that are clearly illustrated by the author with cross-section diagrams and fabric-cutting layouts. An excellent textbook for an advanced upholstery class and a cost-effective purchase where interest warrants.
Gayle A. Williamson, Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
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ISBN: 0946819416 Date Published on 6/14/2006
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Gheen presents a wealth of detail on tools, furniture styles, padding materials, fabrics, estimating, cleaning and maintenance, buttons, channeling, tufting, finishing alternatives, working with vinyls, stripping, stuffing, padding, and more.
ISBN: 0070236232 Date Published on 6/13/2006