Hi, my name is Sharon and I make tuffets from scratch and renovate footstools or similar.
A brief synopsis of how I got here….
I have always liked sewing, knitting, other crafts and light upholstery, and now my boys have fled the nest I am able to dedicate my time to accomplish my long awaited aspirations.
I’m based in Surrey, but last year I attended a week’s residential traditional upholstery course in Wales to refresh and complement my skills and then completed a tuffet course. Tuffets are actually a combination of sewing and upholstery skills so I think I have found my specialty. They are all so unique and I really enjoy watching them take shape whether its a minions theme for my granddaughter or a themed one for a wedding . The choice of fabric, the contrasting central button if used and the choice of feet can change the overall appearance completely.
I have also renovated dining chair seats, stools, headboards, ottomans and similar items. All items can be personalised with embroidery. Examples in the gallery are birth cushions and a wedding gift tuffet with the initials on the central button.
If you require something in particular that I haven’t mentioned - please ask - if I think I can do it I will. Depending on volume of work turnaround for any item is normally about 2 weeks.
A couple of years ago we were very fortunate to be left some money from an aunt, for which I’m eternally grateful. This has allowed me to purchase the necessary machines, tools and a good variety of fabrics which enable me to produce lovely original pieces of work which are of course totally oneoffs.