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Author Brown, Amanda, 1982-

Title Spruce : a step-by-step guide to upholstery and design / Amanda Brown ; photography by Ryann Ford.

Publication Info. North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    747.5 BRO    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    747.5 BRO    Available
Description 392 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mix 'n' match upholstery -- Getting inspired and designing the space -- Project 1. An American in Paris : upholstering a Louis chair. Design plan and yardage estimate ; Tying coil springs for a tight seat ; Padding and upholstering a tight seat ; Upholstering arm pads, a picture back, and finishing the chair -- Project 2. A new pair of slippers. Determining yardage for a small pattern ; Prepping sinuous springs and padding a tight, boxed seat ; Sewing and attaching fabric to a boxed seat ; Upholstering a channel back ; Finishing the frame of the slipper chair ; Making and attaching the skirt and back scroll panels -- Project 3. Spread your wings. Calculating yardage for a large pattern ; Spring tying for a loose seat ; Padding a T-shaped deck ; Sewing and attaching the deck fabric ; Upholstering the inside arms and wings ; Upholstering the inside back ; Finishing the outside of the wingback and applying nailhead trim ; Constructing a T-cushion -- Project 4. Three-seater tune-up. Determining yardage for railroaded fabric ; Spring tying with an edge wire ; Padding a straight deck ; Sewing and attaching the deck fabric and tack band ; Padding and constructing boxed arms ; Upholstering an inside back with back cushions ; Attaching the outside back and completing the sofa frame ; Fitting and sewing boxed cushions -- Project 5. Ottoman Empire. Material requirements for diamond tufting and leather upholstery 101 ; Diamond tufting the cocktail ottoman -- Project 6. Topping it off. Sewing knife-edge pillows, bolsters, and boxed pillows -- Appendix. Setting up shop ; Stripping furniture ; Sewing tips and tricks; glossary.
Summary "Customize your home with one-of-a-kind upholstered pieces spruced up with contemporary fabrics and fresh details"--Back cover.
Subject Upholstery.
ISBN 9781612121376 hardback
1612121373 hardback

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