About Bobbins

About Bobbins

For me, traditional upholstery started as a part time course, a hobby, in 2012 with a brilliant tutor in Worcestershire.

After 3 years I decided to do a professional qualification under the same tutor, Level 2, AMUSF (Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers). My workshop is tucked away down a quiet, pretty back lane in Ross on Wye where I strip down vintage and antique chairs and reupholster using traditional materials and methods. I also make beech framed deep buttoned footstools.

As a vegetarian I do not work in leather or hide and prefer organic linens, cotton velvets, vintage grain sacks and hessians. I am especially interested in working within parameters which are acceptable to vegans and welcome all enquiries. 

There are excellent alternatives to animal hair and all pieces, whether reupholstered or brand new, comply with current fire regulations.

I have regular stalls at some of the big collectors fairs in the south west.  I also make and sell fabric covered buttons, cushion covers, single and double piping and bunting.

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Depending on the top fabric, prices range from £30 - £60 for a single drop-in seat and £80 - £120 for a sprung seat.

We work to commission, for people who want something particular, special requirements, custom made etc.


  • Richard and Jane, Herefordshire.

    We are really delighted with the footstool Victoria made for us. Her attention to detail was excellent and the finished article was just what we wanted.

    Joyce and Jim Anderson, Bath.

    We both love what Victoria has done with our dilapidated but much loved hallway chair. A new lease of life in a beautiful tangerine velvet, stunning!

  • Mr and Mrs Taylor. Woolhope, Herefordshire.

    Victoria, thank you so much for the lovely refurbishment of our wing armchairs.

    Your upholstery was perfect as was the price and service.

    We appreciate very much the time and thought which went into the transformation.

    Thank you again.

    Jackie Taylor, Ross on Wye.

    Fantastic service from Victoria. She truly transformed a very tired chair.

    What a talented lady, couldn't recommend her enough.

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