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The Upholsterer's Handbook

By Nicole Fulton, Stuart Weston
Nicole Fulton, Stuart Weston
In eye-capturing style The Upholsterer's Handbook offers everything you need and more, in order to prepare and inspire you to create beautifully upholstered furniture. The upholstered pieces range in skill level from simple seats to more complex items such as a button-back chair. Various styles of furniture are covered, from classic and elegant to other more styled and designer pieces.The Upholsterer's Handbook opens with sections on sourcing furniture, tools and materials, and choosing fabrics - including finishes and trimmings, which are often the key to the success of a piece. With special photography throughout, basic techniques are illustrated step-by-step, from stripping back to top stuffing to making cushions. 18 stunning projects are featured with varying skill levels, covering such diverse items as a G-plan chair, a sofa, a '70s flower-shaped stool, dining chairs, and headboards. Throughout Nicole Fulton demonstrates techniques using linen, satin, velvet, leather, cowhide, and other fabrics that give the furniture a unique contemporary look.

Urban Cycling

By Laurent Belando
Laurent Belando
Cycling is taking over the city streets.From BMX gangs to vintage obsessives, track racers to diehard fixie fans, the urban environment is awash with cyclists. Urban Cycling delves into the cycling culture of the modern city, showcasing the many tribes and subcultures, and helping to find the cycle style that's right for you.Featuring:- The different types of city bike, from the single speed to the lowrider- The styles, tribes and subcultures of urban cycling, from freestyle to city racing- Personal profiles of over 50 cycling obsessives from all walks of life - and their kit- How to choose your bike - technical specifications and tips- Information on events and activities to get involved in