Texture Craft & Tradition

An elegant collaboration

Joy Thorpe & Elle aime Upholstery

Attic sale & Upholstery

Join Laure for this long Week end in July 19th/20th & 21st. This time we are heading to Kilkenny, in Joy Thorpe treasure trove. Joy’s Decorative Antiques and Interiors is housed in a historic building with a pretty green shopfront. Unique antique and vintage homewares are mixed with one-of-a-kind and gift pieces. Joy sources all pieces from antique furniture Auctions, flea market or trips abroad.

beneath the fabric €15

On Friday evening, candle light and wine event . Join us for an exciting event where I’ll take you on a journey into the world of upholstery! I’ll be guiding you through an introduction to upholstery, while also sharing the theory and thought process behind commissioning one-of-a-kind statement chairs. We’ll dive into various upholstery techniques, explore the essential tools, discuss fabric choices, and showcase inspiring designs.

Don’t miss out on this enriching experience! Let’s unleash your creativity and passion for upholstery together!

Stylish footstool with buttoning detail €310

On Saturday, Join us for an enriching event as part of the Trend and Co. course, where you’ll embark on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship to learn the art of deep buttoning upholstery on a footstool. From selecting the right fabric to mastering the intricate deep buttoning method, you’ll gain valuable insights into this classic upholstery technique. Discover the consultation process, where you’ll identify your unique style and envision how your upholstered footstool will enhance your home decor. Whether you prefer a timeless look or a more contemporary aesthetic, we’ll customise our approach to suit your preferences. Explore the enduring appeal of different furniture styles, from the elegance of Victorian footstools to the simplicity of mid-century designs. Learn how to combine comfort and sophistication, ensuring your footstool not only looks exquisite but also provides a cozy spot to rest your feet.

No prior experience is necessary to join this exciting journey. Whether you’re a seasoned upholsterer or a beginner enthusiast, join us as we uncover the art of deep buttoning, transforming your footstool into a cherished piece of furniture that reflects your unique style and craftsmanship.

elegant lampshade making €115

This class is perfect for beginners eager to delve into the art of crafting elegant lampshades. Whether it’s the empire shape, the candle clip lampshade, or the classic cone lampshade for table or floor lamps, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the process. From applying the lampshade PVC to making neat rolled edges, you’ll master various techniques. By the end of the workshop, you’ll take home your very own bespoke lampshade, ready to adorn your space with style. Everything you need is provided, including a selection of fabrics from our plain linen collection and patterned cotton. Whether you admire your handiwork or gift this trendy shade to someone special, you’ll be proud of what you create.

To secure your spot, a 50% deposit is required when booking, with the remaining balance due at the start of the course. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to indulge in an evening of fun & learning.

You can either book the full weekend for € 400 or book them separately

Bring your own furniture course

This class is perfect for intermediate to advanced. I would recommend for you to have done one of our traditional course or modern course so you are familiar with the tools, material and environment. Designed as a deeper understanding to the craft, we will Upholster your own piece of furniture with the design of your choice.

You will learn about the different possibilities, design & materials used as well as covering lots of techniques from applying hessian and foam, cutting fabric, shallow buttoning and applying decorative nails.
The workshop will attend no more than 6x people, to assure that you get the best time out of it.

From 10am til 1pm or 2pm til 5pm
Pay as you go
1/2 day €60

Everything is included in the course, you will be able to select your fabric from our upholstery fabric collection and patterned fabric.

Depending on your items you might need to book few courses

See time line below :
Small Items: Stools, Benches, Dining Chairs & Fire Side Armchairs –
1/2 + weeks
Medium Items: Nursing chairs, Small armchairs
3/4 + weeks
Large Items: Queen Anne style, Large armchairs
5/6 + weeks

coming soon

August craft month

between Clonakilty & Cork city

I am so excited to invite and collaborate with other makers during this month. If you haven’t heard about it during August Craft Month, various events, workshops, exhibitions, and activities take place right across the island of Ireland, showcasing the talents of local craft makers and artists. Many of the events embody the important contribution that craft can make as a means of cultural and social progression.

Raising awareness about the importance of craft, encouraging participation, and supporting the growth of the craft sector. August Craft Month is a fantastic opportunity for the public to engage with and appreciate the skill behind handmade crafts, and for both established and emerging craft makers to showcase their work.

So I hope to have plenty of different craft in the shop this year:

Macramé, Embroidery, Clothes making & of course some Upholstery …

Keep an eye out and join us during the summer

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