I have finally given in to the inevitable and given up the upholstery side of my business. My thumbs have become so painful that it simply isn't worth it anymore. I will continue with the paillage and the cane work.
Am I sad? Not a bit. I see it as an opportunity for new things and to that end I have reopened my Etsy shop. Not a lot in there yet but watch this space as I hope it builds up in time for the Christmas (can I use that word in August?) rush.
And in my shop, yes you've guessed, you will find my woven items plus a few knitted items. Believe me, if you want the best kitchen towels in the world, you want handwoven ones. Thick and super absorbent, they cannot be beaten.
Please let me know what you think. Or indeed, what you would like to see. I need your help and feedback to make this work.
In the meantime, a big thank you to my upholstery clients. I've only worked for people I like and have found it very rewarding. Beautiful furniture and some gorgeous fabrics are a joy to work with.