This is a new title to add to the well established and highly regarded "Professional" series. Aimed at those who already have basic skills but are now thinking of doing an intermediate course on the subject or starting up their own business, this book offers expert advice on all aspects of soft furnishings. Whether you hope to develop your passion into a rewarding career or simply want to add finishing touches your own home, this book will show you how to produce schemes and specify effectively for them. Colours and fabrics are all covered, along with window treatments, chair coverings and household linen. Create bright, fresh items for your home and be inspired by the beautiful projects featured, all broken down into easy-to-follow steps: chairs, tables, beds, curtains and window treatments are all considered. As with all the books in the series, a basics section at the front takes you through all the essential techniques, which are clearly explained and illustrated with step-by-step photographs.
After twenty years working in the film industry, Wendy returned to her love of upholstery and soft furnishings. After gaining her professional qualifications she worked on private commissions before going into teaching. She now runs her own upholstery and soft furnishings training centre in Hertfordshire where she takes great delight in encouraging and developing a new generation of professional craftsmen and women. Wendy is a Fellow and Director of Training for the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers. She is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Upholsters charged with improving skills within the crafts.