.. and we’re back in egg chair land!
A few weeks ago now but look at our Stage 3 students working flat out …. on their phones 🙄- they’ve assured us they are just sourcing fabrics 😁 (a likely story 😉)
Like every stage 3 group they are finding the egg chairs a challenge - but they are definitely rising to that challenge!
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Operating as usual
.. and we’re back in egg chair land!
Really enjoying watching our crazy bunch of AMUSF Stage 1 students gel together - although they do pick the strangest places to start looking at fabrics 🤩😂🙋🏼♀️🙋🏻♂️
We are delighted and proud to announce that 2 of our lovely students - Sara and Kathy have been awarded 2nd and 3rd places respectively for their iron back chairs in the David James Student Award!
They both worked incredibly hard and spent many painstaking hours creating these spectacular pieces of furniture.
Congratulations to them both, what a fantastic achievement!
… and we’re off! 😁
Our Stage 1 AMUSF students joined us this week - what a great bunch of personalities.
After a few hours of informative chat, it was time for cake! (Of course 😋)
First job is always recovering the benches for a bit of practice with the staple gun.
I think they’re going to love it!
Thanks to who gained her Diploma this year for coming in to share her experience with everyone
…. And just like that the summer holidays are over 😎☀️
Our leisure classes start again this week so it’s the perfect time to welcome Neil to our team 😁🤩🥳
Neil is a very experienced upholsterer and has been running evening classes with us on Tuesday and Wednesdays for a couple of terms now.
Tony and Neil go back a few years now and have worked together for over 15 years.
Neil’s classes, like Tony’s, are small informal and fun - he has the best chirpy personality and we have received such lovely comments about him (but we don’t want his head to swell 😁)
Our evening classes are currently full and we have opened our waiting list once again. If you would like to be added to the list, just let us know.
Have a good week folks and enjoy this lovely sunshine.
Congratulations to all of our students for their incredible results - look at this amazing work by our second group of year 3 Diploma students.
🧑🎓🌟🧑🎓🌟🧑🎓 we will miss you all 🙋♀️🙋🏻♂️
We are beyond proud of our Diploma student’s results
🌟🧑🎓🌟🧑🎓 most of these guys have been with us right from the beginning. Initially we had two Year 1 groups and as quick as a flash they have just completed the full 3 year AMUSF Diploma qualification with outstanding results.
Post 1 of 2 😁
.. our AMUSF stage 2 students fabulous work to enjoy 👏🎉👏🎉
Prepare yourselves for a photo overload 😁
- feast your eyes on our AMUSF Stage 1 students amazing work 🎉🌟
We had a fabulous Saturday afternoon celebrating our AMUSF students achievements with friends and family 🥳🥂🥳🥂
We are incredibly proud of the quality of their work and the amazing well deserved results that followed. Congratulations to you all! 🤩
… and that’s a wrap for our AMUSF Diploma Stage 3 students 🤩🥳
We will miss this crazy bunch 😢
… there’s been a lot of laughter, much cake digested and a few tears along the way! Oh yes, and some awesome upholstery 😁
We are so proud of their hard work and dedication.
We will share their amazing projects when we are set up for verification in a few weeks but for now they are all tucked up 😴
Thank you everyone 🙏 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏻♂️
It’s the last week of term for our evening class students. Here are a few completed projects to enjoy - super work, incredible achievements. 🎉👏🎉👏
Thank you and well done to all of our leisure students. Wishing you a very happy and safe summer.
Love was in the air today in our workshop 💕👰🏼💕👰🏼💕
Tomorrow is Sarah’s wedding day. Wishing the happy couple a beautiful wedding day and all the happiness in the world 🥂💐🥂💐
Congratulations Sarah and Clive 😍😍
… and some more awesome projects from leisure classes.
I’m so sorry some of the photos are cropped, I think I’ll lose Edwin’s head 😂 - they look fine when I post but not so when I share - I’ll report this fault to admin! 🤭
Again, incredible work from our students
Have a good day everyone and enjoy this lovely sunshine 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏻♂️
Good morning! 🌞
Look what our amazing students from our leisure classes have been up to - such achievements and great to see they’re having fun 🤩🤩
I had to laugh at Eleanor studying her chair - maybe she thought if she looked at it long enough, it would magically complete itself 😂😂 of course what she was actually doing was checking her pattern was straight 😊
(I knew that 🤥)
It’s a busy workshop this week and these guys have been been with us from the very first year we started offering AMUSF qualification courses. Can’t believe we’ll be bidding them a fond farewell at the end of term! ☹️
We have a couple of Stage 3 places left for September 2023, give us a call if you’re interested
A special birthday for Brigid this week! 🥳🥂🥳🥂 called for more cake of course 🎂
Happy Birthday Brigid 🎉
Our Stage 3 students have spent the last 3 years working towards the full AMUSF Diploma, 8 weeks to go! They are all amazing 🤩
Of course it’s getting competitive with the written projects 😁
Fancy a qualification in upholstery? Give us a call for a chat. Still a few spaces for September 2023
Better late than never with this post! 😅
Here are our lovely Stage 1 students learning how to measure up fabric to place buttons for their deep button practice pieces. (From a few weeks back )
Time is flying by! 10 weeks to go 😁 🙋♀️🙋🏻♂️
Thank you to everyone who came along on our weekend course 🙏 It was lovely to see so many familiar faces.
Well done to Anne for producing a stunning dining chair, love that fabric - first project, amazing! 😍 You also got the biggest laugh (at my expense) when you asked me advice on your project, the others roared with laughter - I know, 25 years with an upholsterer and I still know nothing! 😂
Fab ottoman boxes from Maria and Caroline who attend our evening classes. 👏👏
Half way to the weekend, enjoy the rest of the week!
Start of the new term!
Busy morning here in the workshop. Thank you to Gayle from Bourne and Bargery Accountants for coming in to talk about the Accounting aspect of our Business Studies for our Stage 3 students.
As always, food was factored in with a visit from the Cafe2u van 😋😋😋
We’ve all just realised it’s nearly May - 11 weeks until we say goodbye to these lovely guys - much to do before then! 😅 cracking on with their chairs!
Happy Easter! 🐣🐰 🌷🥳
Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Easter break. Here’s hoping the sun puts in an appearance too. Enjoy!
P.s. if any of our students have any chocolate eggs left over please feel free to bring them in next term, only too pleased to help you out - you’re welcome. 😊😋🙋🏼♀️🙋🏻♂️
Proof that the AMUSF Stage 3 students, between eating cakes, do actually do some upholstery. Yesterdays offering was a cream tea (because we missed out at the design show last week). A sneaky snap of the face behind our posts (the kylie calendar is not mine I hasten to add) however the coats are mine because it feels like it never stops raining in Somerset!!! Warmer, dryer weather must be on the way 😎 Do get in touch if you’d like any information on our courses. AMUSF Stage 1 for September 2023 is now full 🙏 places available for Stage 3.
Thanks everyone. 🙋♀️🙋🏻♂️😊
We have a couple of spaces left to study AMUSF Stage 3 Diploma with us in September 2023 - apart from sharing a love of upholstery you must also enjoy cake!
If you would like to pop into the workshop Monday or Tuesday anytime between 9.30am-4pm to see what you're missing, you would be very welcome!
We are here this week and then it's the easter hols - back w/c 17th April.
We will really miss these ladies when they leave us in July, complete with their AMUSF Stage 3 Diplomas!
(Yes, we admit we will also miss the cake)
Have a great week folks! 😊
We had a fab afternoon visiting yesterday in the beautiful setting of
Like kids in a sweet shop 😂
Special thanks to who gave their time to our students and for the delicious coffee and cookies 😋
Happy hump day everybody, half way to the weekend! 😁
We’ve still a few spaces for September 2023 to study for the AMUSF Diploma qualification.
Stage 1 on Tuesdays
Stage 2 on Thursdays
Stage 3 on Wednesdays
Give us a call, email us or pop in if you’re local for more details. We’d love to hear from you. 🙋♀️🙋🏻♂️
A busy few weeks with our leisure courses. Here’s a few finished projects - love the rocking horse 🥰 It’s great to see such different projects but all looking amazing!
Our evening classes continue to be fully booked, thank you so much 🙏 sorry to those still waiting 😕
A productive and fun Monday in the workshop with the AMUSF Stage 3 students.
Can’t believe we’re half way through the year!
Well this was a first! A homemade steamer for bending cane to go round the arm of a chair 😳 a source of amusement for everyone. Fun times.
This chaise looks amazing completed over a weekend and a few evening classes. This student has been coming for a quite a while and she’s producing some amazing pieces of furniture! Beautiful fabric, possibly ?? Perfect contrast with the yellow double piping 🤩🤩🤩
A busy Tuesday evening in the workshop! They are a rowdy bunch! 😂 (in the best possible way)
I spy a few projects completed for grandchild and a drum seat!
All good fun. 🤩
Sad to see this organization closing down. ☹️
A few photos of completed projects this week from our leisure courses. 🤩🤩🤩
We’ve been thrilled to receive some really lovely comments from last weekends class. Thank you so much. 🙏
Do you have a creative flair and interested in learning upholstery?
We are now taking applications to study for the AMUSF Diploma qualification starting September 2023. 🤩
Please contact us for an application form.
Stage 1 - Tuesday
Stage 2 - Thursday
Stage 3 - Wednesday
Our AMUSF students had a fantastic visit yesterday viewing the Frederick Parker collection at the London Met. Definitely recommend a visit.
The random picture featuring alcoholic beverages was taken after the event (purely for medicinal purposes) 😂
Sophie completed her concave chair this week, doesn’t it look amazing! 🤩🤩🤩
‘Christmas comes but once a year!’ (No one would survive it more often than that )
I’ve been procrastinating this post - asking myself should I keep it short and sweet or offer my usual rambling thoughts.
Hmmm 🤔 Well, firstly a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our business this year, we are truly grateful. We are blessed with the most fantastic students who continue to wow us everyday. ☺️
On a personal level 2022 threw us many curves balls that continue to affect us, our families and our friends, it’s been challenging to say the least. 😔
Let’s face it, as a country we’ve not had a great year have we?
Let’s spare a thought for those facing crisis or not able, for many different reasons, to enjoy Christmas this year.
I’ll stop being maudlin and would just like you to remember, in the words of the great Nessa - “at the end of the day, when all said and done, and if truth be told - it’s just one day!”
Be kind to yourself and if Christmas is your jam MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
We wish you a happy Christmas and a peaceful 2023 with no dramas.
Jo and Tony x 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏻♂️
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Mondays Stage 3 AMUSF students hard at it!! 🎶Happy Birthday to you Rosie 🎶 🥳🥂🥳🥂
Enjoy your celebrations this evening.
Oh to be 25 again!?! 🤔but know what I know now 😂
Have a good week everyone 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏻♂️
Our AMUSF students Stage 3 egg chairs are coming along nicely. Just like our students, they have their own personalities 😊 don’t you think the mustard one resembles a pumpkin? 🤔 sorry Amanda 😊 I think everyone is relieved they have almost completed their first Stage 3 project.
Looking great. 😍
Remember when I started stripping down one of our own dining chairs?
Well, it was October 2021!!!! Did I finish it? Of course not 😂 The chair kicked around the workshop for a year until last weekend we realised we needed it - Tony to the rescue. Happy with the results 😊
If I follow suit with the remaining 5 chairs, I should have them ready for Tony to upholster towards the end of 2027!!!! 😳😳 😂😂🙋🏼♀️
So that’s a wrap for our leisure courses for a couple of weeks! Here’s a few photos of some of the stunning furniture leaving our door!
Happy half term everyone! 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏻♂️🎉
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