Announcement Inspired by the bright spring weather I’ll be adding more colourful stock to my shop over the next week or so. It’s business as usual although the post may be a bit slower at the moment.
Inspired by the bright spring weather I’ll be adding more colourful stock to my shop over the next week or so. It’s business as usual although the post may be a bit slower at the moment.
Adele on 02 Jun, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely gorgeous cushion, super quality!
Abby on 30 Jun, 20205 out of 5 stars
This cushion cover is a beautiful quality. The owner wrote me a lovely note to explain she was shielding and apologised for the wait (I was happy to wait!) I was also very lucky to receive a beautiful sugar-skull painting to match :) wonderful customer service, thank you.
Tessa on 09 May, 20205 out of 5 stars
Very glad I snapped up this unique, vintage cushion cover. It’s a real one of a kind and Aine is a very talented seamstress.
Tessa on 09 May, 20205 out of 5 stars
I’m delighted with my purchase - excellent quality, speedy despatch, superb customer service. I love my bright, cheerful and unique cushion cover!
Emily on 06 May, 20205 out of 5 stars
Super cute cushion, and great prompt customer service too!
Reviewed by Inactive on 25 Feb, 20205 out of 5 stars
Good shop, great item, timely dispatch. Thanks so much!
mcandal1 on 17 Sep, 20195 out of 5 stars
Love it!! Arrived on time. Love the skeleton images (they stand out), colourful & the red pom-poms make the cushion cover a little bit more special. I bought the the red trim one, so the backing of the cushion is all red, brightens my 'Halloween' & 'Day of the Dead' cushion stories on my big sofa. Something to talk about when people come round on these two big days.
Stephen on 20 Aug, 20195 out of 5 stars
I bought this as a gift for a birthday - and the recipient just loved it. It arrived on time and it is a quirky item that impresses.
As always terrific service from Aine.
Stephen on 21 Jul, 20195 out of 5 stars
I ordered this unique item for a friend's birthday - it is colourful, unusual and special. Efficient service as always - not my first order from Aine Allanson's 'shop'.
Sarah on 25 Sep, 20185 out of 5 stars
I love the quality, the colours and the fact I have a unique piece of art on my sofa! Thank you so much Aine I love it! Now I just need another one!
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.
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.
Dispatcher, Customer Service
Returns & exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
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.