Added by Barnett Upholsteries on July 3, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments
There is a chesterfield in the workshop which has been striped and is in the process of being re-built and recovered. It has been good to watch as the back was being re-built and the buttoning put in. With the stuffing in place on the back, prior to calico, it took on the shape of a large formal hedge, To see the transformation as the buttoning goes in and the sofa is rebuilt bit by bit. Buttoning is really hard on the hands, but I do admire the technique, To manipulate the surface of a…Continue
Added by Sara Carter on May 18, 2010 at 23:14 — No Comments
Khalil Gibran, the great sufi poet wrote 'work is love made visible'.
For me that statement holds such resonance when I think of upholstery. It really is hard work. I look at the buttoning on a finished piece and know how I struggled to get each and every one of those buttons in securely, with the pleats to the correct angles (in my eyes), to form the diamond shapes. How I almost cried on my fourth attempt to build the arms in proportion to the chair frame. I also remember how I…Continue
Added by Sara Carter on May 16, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments
The Change was clever, it had begun secretly and alone...
Long before the revelation.
It knew it was being ignored, but it continued to work, chipping away at the facade that was soon to deminish and crumble.
Before it had been intelligent, an academic with high ambition headed for success, but it changed into a predator, dangerous and cunning, headed for prison...
For a long time it had stayed silent and was now accustomed to its new way of life. After all prison…Continue
Added by Donovan Barnett on March 1, 2010 at 0:24 — No Comments