Flamingo upholstery is a one-woman business. turning tired chairs and sofas into beautiful pieces of furniture once again.
Familiar with both traditional and modern upholstery techniques, Janneke specialises in restoring antique upholstery. Traditional upholstery is a real craft and only taught by a few training centres around the country.
In the summer 2017, Janneke teamed up with upholsterer Frances from Hendron & Company upholstery, and shares a workshop space with her in Dennistoun, Glasgow.
Janneke has a real love and talent for working with fabrics, colours and textures, building up the layers of a chair once again, with stunning results. Have a look at blog posts to see some of her work!
She trained at Kendal upholstery and then at Stirling upholstery Craft Centre, resulting in an accredited Diploma (by the Association of Master Upholsterers – AMUSF ) in June 2016 (passed with distinction!). She gained further work experience with an established upholsterer and has worked on numerous commissions herself.