The Professional Touch
Lesley always provides a quality service and brings your old furniture back to life.
Lesley has over 25 years experience in Traditional and Modern Upholstery – and gained numerous City & Guilds qualifications in Upholstery, together with a Teaching qualification from Lincoln College and three years at Bishop Burton College where she graduated with an HNC in Upholstery – Student of the Year with Distinction.
Lesley began running Upholstery courses/workshops in 2003 for Lincoln County Council at a number of venues including Horncastle and Gainsborough Colleges together with her own private classes.
It gives Lesley great pleasure in passing on her skills to her learners and this enthusiasm makes the classes informative and enjoyable. She finds it very rewarding to see her learners create stunning pieces of work with some of them setting up their own businesses and going on further to gain Upholstery qualifications.
Over the years it is amazing how many headboards, ottomans, chairs, stools, sofas have been brought back to life… a few bus, tractor and lorry seats too! To see the potential in old pieces of furniture is a fantastic achievement – one less for the skip!
Lesley and her learners have raised money for many charities over the years through their sale of furniture and fabrics.
RECYCLE – BRILLIANT UPCYCLE – AMAZING
Lesley has exhibited her work at many events over the years:-
Tathwell Art Exhibition
2009 – 2019
Made in Hemingby
Lincolnshire Open Churches Middle Rasen & Wragby
Louth Farmers Wives Club
2011 1000 years Traditional Crafts in Lincoln Castle
The Big Craft Event @ Lincolnshire Showground
2016 – 2017
Caistor Art and Craft Festival
2011 – 2015
Woodhall Spa Library
Wragby Town Hall Fayre
Boston Learners Week
Hemingby Art and Craft
2009 – 2012
2006 – 2011
2010 – 2012
The Lincolnshire Journal
The Wragby News
Barton Upon Humber
The Craft Gallery
Lincolnshire Real LIfe
Market Rasen Mall
Member Of These:-
Federation Of Small Businesses
Courses & Workshops:-
Lincolnshire County Council
Lincoln Castle Heritage Centre
CG Partnership in Market Rasen & Mablethorpe
WEA in Louth
Hi Lesley, I wanted to thank you so much for a super day last Thursday. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it! I’ve come home all inspired by you and your lovely group of ladies. I’m already looking forward to seeing you in September, enjoy the summer!
Dear Lesley, Thank you for coming to our WI last night. Everyone enjoyed your talk and information about Upholstery. The amazing transformation from tatty item to an item of luxury, must be so rewarding.
Lesley, We really enjoyed the course, it has instilled a real interest in us both and we are keen to get settled and complete our chairs. I hope we can find a class as enjoyable on the Island. I doubt we could find a better teacher. Best Wishes