Friday, 31 May 2013

Craft Book Giveaway

I have another great craft book to give away on the blog. This time its Contemporary Upholstery by Hannah Stanton.

This is a great book for anyone interested in upstyling furniture or completely renovating an old piece of furniture. 
It has 3 main sections. The first being a comprehensive list of the tools  and materials you may need for your project. The second being a guide to working with different fabrics. I found this section really useful as it listed many fabrics I hadn't even heard of and gave great advice as to what they were suited for, their pros & cons, durability, tips for working with, cleaning and care and even pet resistance. A really helpful guide. The rest of the book consists of step by step guides to upholstery techniques from quick makeovers to longer processes. The book also features some amazing contemporary examples of upholstered furniture to inspire you to have a go! 

If you would like to win a copy of this book all you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment saying what your next upholstery project is going to be. I have a guilty confession to make! I once bought an old chair to renovate as an upholstery project but only lasted 3 weeks at the upholstery course I started. I just didn't have the patience to finish it! Such a shame as you can do some amazing things to old bits of furniture with the right skills.

To order Contemporary Upholstery (9781906417918) for £16.00 including p&p* (RRP: £20.00), telephone 01903 828503 and quote offer code JS210. Or send a cheque made payable to: Littlehampton Book Services Mail Order Department, Littlehampton Book Services, PO Box 4264, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3TG. Please quote the offer code JS210 and include your name and address details. *UK ONLY - Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.
The giveaway will end on Saturday 8 June at 7pm when a winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck!


  1. I love upholstery - I'm currently doing a pair of button back chairs which date from 1917 at least! ( I know because the date was written on the inside of the frame!) Next up is a gout stool!

  2. I've never tried upholstery but it's something I've wanted to try and I love the wooden armed chairs when they're covered in funky prints so if I had instructions on how to re-cover one I'd have the perfect excuse to buy one!

    Thanks for the give away!

  3. Great giveaway - looks like some pretty snazzy projects in there!
    I have just had a little armchair re-covered for my little girls room (which is totally kick-arse) but maybe if I win I can turn my hand to the dining chairs that I hate?? (and totally kick their arses??) xxx

  4. I bought some beautiful fabric with French patisserie print the other day (will be on my blog soon) and imagine some pretty pipe-trim cushions. This book would give me a head start . . . . . .!

  5. How about four kitchen chairs with upholstered seats? That's my next project - just can't decide whether to do them to match the kitchen table or put them in the bedrooms for guests to use?????? A book of advice would be grrrrreat! Does anyone want some rope/string/cord (don't know what its called ;-( ) to re-string a woven footstool? I've got some going free - just for the cost of the postage.

  6. Sounds like a fab book. I have done a couple of make-it-up-as-you-go-along upholstery projects but it would be great to have some proper instructions.

  7. ooh sounds good. i have an old orange vinyl chair that i bought on ebay for £5. someone found it in a skip so needs some love!x p.s. need to come and see your fabric soon!

  8. Oohh sounds good, I would love to do an upholstery course:) My next project is finding and doing up 1950's wardrobes for the tots bedroom, and the spare bedroom.

  9. Am slightly obsessed with sewing blogs right now. I'm a beginner to sewing (with a machine anyway) so have tonnes of projects that I can't wait to start. I think I'll go with recovering a stool in my room, then I might be adventurous and stretch to a chair :P I need a house to do up; I don't think my parents would appreciate me recovering all of their furniture :P


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