Diamond Buttoning

Diamond Buttoning is an intricate pattern of buttoning and pleating. In traditional work the pattern is first drawn on the reverse side of the fabric allowing additional fabric which is folded under into neat diagonal pleats. The traditional padding under the diamonds is usually flock. It is a very labour intensive process however the outcome is stunning and timeless.  

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Tools of the Trade

The art of upholstery has a long history, and over the course of that history, a lot of specialised tools have been created to not only make your projects easier, but also to ensure the level of craftsmanship is impeccable.  

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Master the Art of Upholstery

Books and DVDs are always invaluable resources, especially when it comes to DIY upholstery. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been dabbling in the art of upholstery for years, this selection of instructional books and DVDs will help guide you through your upholstery journey.  

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Why are Upholstery Hammers Magnetic?

I am often asked about why Upholsterers hammers are Magnetic? It is so you can pick up the tacks whilst holding the fabric or webbing at the same time. Adrian has one magnetic hammer that he has had for over 40 years and it it still magnetic.  

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Shears and Scissors

Professional Tailors Shears are very different to domestic scissors. They usually have differently sized handles to accommodate several fingers and have large blades often inlaid. They are used specifically for fabrics and should not be used for any other purpose eg cutting paper, plastics. Wiss have been making quality shears since 1848.   

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