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About AineAllanson

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On Etsy since 2017

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Unique creations for your home. Art you can sit on.

I'm passionate about art, soft furnishings and upholstery. All of these can bring an intense burst of happiness, colour and personality to your home.
Some of my cushions (and chairs I've upholstered for larger projects) are made purely from fabric I've painted myself. I like to use the thick cotton like the pages of a sketchbook, experimenting with colour, form and pattern. I like to collect imagery from a range of sources....Essex, village life, Saints, animals etc like a magpie.
Because I'm a collector I also have a substantial fabric hoard of vintage and interesting textiles. They vary from chintzy florals which remind me of Granny's best sitting room, iconic mid century prints, souvenir tea towels, soft velvet; basically anything which amuses me or I think is attractive. My work can pendulum swing from kitsch to country cottage. Variety is the spice of life.

Shop members

  • Aine Allanson

    Creator, Owner

    My workshop is in the historic Essex village of Stansted. I am a AMUSF (Association of Master Upholsters and Soft Furnishers) qualified and I specialise in traditional upholstery techniques. I have also studied a BA in Fine Art painting.

  • Toby Allanson

    Dispatcher, Customer Service

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Last updated on 11 May, 2022
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Care instructions

Items made from vintage fabrics should be laundered on a cool wash and dried flat. Handle with care.
Items made from handpainted fabric should be spot cleaned if necessary, avoid getting wet. Pigments are permanent and have been heat set, but avoid contact with light fabrics in case of dye transfer. Handle delicately.

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