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RIVER COTTAGE UPHOLSTERY
AND
UPHOLSTERY
WORKSHOPS
 

I am the founder of 'River Cottage Upholstery' and I work from my workshop here in a small hamlet in Dorset, with my two dogs as workshop companions.

Fabric designed and hand printed 
by Cameron Short & Janet Tristram






























































I believe that you should surround yourself with beautiful things, and so a home should
be filled withbeautiful furniture.
This I believe reflects your personality.

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris.
Sums it up perfectly.


We specialise in antique and vintage seating, working in traditional and modern upholstery methods. 
And workshops in upholstery, gilding, French painting furniture.

Quality is our priority and we look forward to working with you to create an item that is treasured for many years to come.

                                         




























We work on:                                                       


  • Dinning chairs
  • Stools
  • Headboards
  • Arm Chairs
  • Chaise Lounge
  • Screens  
  • Drop in seats






We can assist in  sourcing fabrics from a selection in house, or I can help advise you to where you can source your own fabric to fit in with your current interior.


























































Detail picture of cushion with beautiful tassels, couldn;t bare to waste them and stitched on button work.




























































 View of completed work with detailed piping in green felt.


Traditional upholstery involves using time-honoured traditional methods and materials in order to create comfortable, long lasting seating. It requires craftsmanship, involving many senses such as touch and sight along with judgment and knowledge. The time and skill involved is reflected in the final price.

We work with modern furniture designers, interior designers and private clients. 
Our service is tailored to individual requirements and commissioned projects are given attention to detail and preservation of its history.

  • Repairs and alterations
  • Free estimates, covering West Dorset, South Somerset and East Devon.
  • Re-cover
  • Reupholstered furniture from the frame up.
  • Traditional & Modern upholstery methods.
  • Traditional upholstery treatment on historical seating.
  • Fully insured.
  • Visitors are welcome by appointment



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