Love what you do

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My name is Nicki Tarr. I live in Brighton and I enjoy practising the noble art of upholstery. It’s a wonderful artisan craft that brings together so many elements I love – working with traditional materials and tools, restoring wood and bringing old chairs back to life. I am lucky enough to spend my days using my hands to create things that are both useful and beautiful.



My upholstery training includes four years learning under the expertise of a teacher who is a 4th generation upholsterer. My course was run by The Cass – part of The London Metropolitan University – where they have a long history of training budding upholsterers  to a very high standard. I have a Diploma in Upholstery awarded from the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers.


  1. Hi
    I have a Victorian high back button back armchair which I would like reupholstered. It’s a lovely chair but the seat is sagging and the current covering is very dated. Very roughly how much would it cost to do this please?
    Many thanks

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