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Find all the latest news below, including, country and craft fair dates, latest projects, new products and everything else relating to The Unique Seat Company.

Antique Garden Benches

Victorian Antique Garden Bench

Types of Garden Benches Available We sell a large variety of antique and vintage garden benches and as a result, can cater for most tastes and budgets. For example, we have matching pairs of antique garden benches, benches to seat from two, up to five people, wooden benches with cast iron ends, reversible benches and metamorphic benches. Names of the manufacturers of antique garden benches we have recently had in stock: Boulton & Paul Unity Wood & Iron Co. Pearson & Brown Hattersley of Keighley Restoration Some antique garden benches have been fully restored by shot blasting, re-painting and re-slatting. Others have had minimal restoration ie. cleaned and re-touched. We use Iroko wood for restored benches. Iroko is a hardwood, similar to teak. It is…

Utopia Art of the Loom

Utopia Animal Prints

Utopia by Art of the Loom – Now available to buy on-line from approved stockist The Unique Seat Company, Sheffield. View Animal Prints Collection – Available in 9 exciting designs View Peacocks Collection- Available in 5 colourways and two base cloths, opulence silver and luxor blonde View Natsuki by Diane Marsland Collection – Available in 3 exciting designs and 7 colourways

7 Week Traditional Upholstery Course – Change Your Career

7 Week Traditional Upholstery Course – Change Your Career  Price: £3,465.00 The 7 Week course is designed specifically for those who wish to set up their own traditional upholstery business. The 7 week course is equivalent to 35 days (245 teaching hours). Attend the course on dates convenient to yourself (within the available dates published on the website). There is no time limit for completing the course. Who is the Course Suitable For ? This course is specifically tailored for those wishing to set up their own traditional upholstery business. What Does the Course Involve ? The teaching of traditional upholstery methods using traditional materials Basic furniture repairs French polishing How to make Cutting Plans How to measure fabrics accurately Advice on running your own…

5 Day Advanced Traditional Upholstery Courses

Upholstery Course

We are pleased to announce that from June 2017 we will be running 5 Day Advanced Traditional Upholstery Courses for those who have attended our 5 Day Beginners and 5 Day Intermediate Courses. The 5 Day Advanced Course will build on the skills you have already learnt and will enable you to upholster large, complex items of antique furniture. For course dates and availability see the Upholstery Courses section of the website. See photographs below of students hard at work on our Advanced and Intermediate 5 Day Courses.     

Traditional Upholstery Evening Classes

Upholstery Course

Our traditional upholstery evening classes are back by popular demand early in 2017. The courses will run for six weeks, on either Monday or Thursday evenings, from 18:00 – 20:00 and will cost £195.00. See the Upholstery Courses section of the website for available dates or click here. The evening classes will be suitable for all levels of ability from beginner to advanced. We strongly recommend that you contact us, before attending classes, to discuss the item of furniture you intend to bring along with you so that we can advise on its suitability in terms of size, complexity and estimated timescales for completion.        

Harris Tweed Fabrics

Harris Tweed Fabrics

We are pleased to announce that we are now official suppliers of a large range of Harris Tweed fabrics. These amazing 100% woollen fabrics are suitable for upholstery, curtains and cushions and are a warm and welcoming addition to any home, providing a reassuring air of quality, tradition and timelessness. The fabrics can be purchased from our website by the metre (the minimum order is 1m) and can be posted anywhere in the world. Please note that if you are purchasing from outside the UK then you will need to contact us for a postage cost before paying for your order online. We supply Harris Tweed fabrics in a large range of natural colours and styles including herringbone, salmon bone, houndstooth, wolf tooth, stag check and huntsman…

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2015 – (Furniture Only)

To ensure any furniture, purchased directly from the website, is received in time for Christmas, payment should be received (and cleared) by no later than Friday 4th December 2015. This applies to the UK mainland only. Please note that all furniture can be collected, in person, from our premises in Sheffield, by prior arrangement only, up until midday on Christmas Eve.

Whirlow Hall Farm Christmas Fayre – 21st & 22nd November 2015

Whirlow Hall Farm Christmas Fayre 2015

Christmas Fayre Come and see The Unique Seat Company at this superb Christmas Fayre on the outskirts of Sheffield city centre. Saturday 21st November & Sunday 22nd November 2015 (10am – 3pm) Tickets £4.00 Adults, Children FREE Browse over 100 craft and farmers’ market stalls for unusual and local Christmas gifts and tasty local produce. Tickle your taste buds and enjoy mince pies and mulled wine as well as the mouth-watering Whirlow hog roast. Santa and his elves will be waiting in our traditional farmhouse ready to greet children and distribute gifts. You can even nip in to say hello to his reindeer! This event is a great way to get into the festive spirit, whether you are looking for Christmas gifts, tasty local produce or just…

14th November 2015 – Christmas Craft Market – Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Millennium Gallery Sheffield

Come and see The Unique Seat Company at this lovely Christmas Craft Market right in the heart of Sheffield’s vibrant city centre. Sheffield is a city full of talented, small scale producers and craftspeople making wonderful things, often entirely by hand. The Craft Market promises an inspiring alternative to the big high street chains. Choose from original artwork and prints, antique furniture, exclusive decorative accessories, cards, jewellery, gifts and much more. Location: Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP Date: Saturday 14 November 2015 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Price: Free Admission

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