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.