Upholstery: A Complete Course

Author(s): David James


In this second updated edition David James provides an encyclopaedic guide to the techniques and materials involved in upholstery. The book covers everything from traditional handwork to the latest industrial techniques, giving a complete overview of the upholstery trade. Five step-by-step projects follow, to enable readers to put a few of the techniques explained into practice. Almost 500 detailed line drawings created by the author illustrate every aspect covered in the text. The book also includes detailed advice on costing for materials for the budding professional. The restorer will find a wealth of material on historical styles and techniques. This new edition includes an updated bibliography and contacts section to ensure its relevance and UK and US upholstery terms have been added.


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Five projects with 500 detailed line drawings are included; Appealing to all levels of ability; Updated bibliography and contacts section.

David James has worked in upholstery since leaving school. He teaches upholstery at University level and has recently been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Buckinghamshire New University. His recent work as an upholstery consultant includes wall coverings and projects involving the restoration of historic upholster. This will be David's eighth book on upholstery, all published by GMC.

General Fields

  • : 9781784941253
  • : AE Publications
  • : Ammonite Press
  • : 1.134
  • : April 2016
  • : 297mm X 210mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David James
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : en
  • : 646.21
  • : 320
  • : 60 full colour photographs, 500 illustrations