Essential listening for upholsters and teachers alike, you'll hear an eclectic 'weaving together' of life and skills as we talk to some of the best upholsterers in our business and provide a forum for those new to our trade.
We'll delve into a rich tapestry of fascinating stories, experiences, skills sharing, and general 'chitchat' on our virtual couch. Because a chat is always a good thing, right?!
Hosted by Robbie Richardson, Master Upholsterer, it's 100% by upholsters, for upholsters.
Everyone is welcome, so switch on, tune in, grab a coffee or listen as you work.
A chat with Armand Verdier of Armand Verdier Fine Upholstery
A self-confessed cruiser who likes to take a day at a time, Armand's life has seen him working in some unusual and interesting places, but things haven't always gone to plan! And with a black belt in Karate, Armand is the upholsterer definitely not to get on the wrong side of!
This week's episode has a feel of 'two blokes in the pub chatting over a beer' about it, and with it comes with some great tips for anyone starting out, not just in upholstery but in business too.
A chat with Bruno Paulin-Lopez of Atelier de France, Inc.
This week, In Stitches goes International, as we are joined by the fascinating Bruno Paulin-Lopez, all the way from the USA!
With over 40 years in the trade, Bruno’s experience speaks for itself. His skills are frequently in demand around the world, but he hasn’t always been the Master Upholsterer he is today!
Hear why his first paid upholstery job didn’t quite go to plan, and what made him move from romance and beauty of Paris to bustling streets of New York.
Also listen to why Bruno thinks the furniture has to approve of him when he’s tackling a piece with a long history.
A chat with Katerina Gibb of The Upholsteress
With a great-grandmother, grandmother and mother who all excelled in making beautiful pieces of headwear/clothing, it was almost inevitable that Katerina Gibb would end up working creatively with her hands, but her road into Upholstery wasn't a straight one!
From working as an Assistant Costume Designer in Ridley Scott's UK Production company to having a joint venture with the Jim Henson Company, it initially seemed that the film and TV industry was going to be Katerina's calling. So what made her leave all that behind and why does 'peeling back the layers' fill her with so much joy?
Find out and listen to more of Katerina's story in this week's episode.
A Chat with Greg Cupitt-Jones of Cottage Upholstery & the British School of Upholstered Furniture
In this, the first episode of season 2 of the In Stitches podcast, we hear how life the life of an Upholsterer can be tough! From doing piece work in a workshop in Edinburgh, to having to supplement his income by unloading articulated lorries, Greg's journey hasn't been easy but we hear how hard work paid off in the end, with perseverance and passion!
A chat with Robbie Richardson himself!
As series one of In Stitches closes, this week the tables are turned on host Robbie Richardson as he becomes the interviewee with Gareth Rees asking the questions!
Find out what makes Robbie tick, why he now understands why knowing his business' numbers is so important, and why he believes investing in his team is key.
A chat with Steve Franklin of Franklin Upholstery
Growing up in London in the 60's and 70's was a very different experience to what it is now with career paths being determined more by attainment than effort and determination.
In this week's episode, find out how Steve proved his teachers wrong when they said that he would never amount to anything and built up a flourishing Upholstery business whose services are in demand around the world.