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5th April 2021

Dining Chair Reupholstery – Making New From Old

When considering a dining room make over, it is so important that you take into consideration working with what you have already got. If your dining chairs look a bit worn in or simply don’t match a colour scheme anymore- there are ways to fix this. Instead of going out and buying a whole new […]

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5th April 2021

Struggling with storage? Fed up with boring mass produced products? Why not learn to make your own at an upholstery workshop….

Struggling with storage? Fed up with boring mass produced products? Why not make your own solution… Have you ever thought about learning how to make that piece of furniture for yourself? This was exactly me six years ago. I was looking for a toy box to go in our living room but I didn’t want […]

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29th March 2021

Choosing Sustainable Fabrics

  Here at Semper Hopkins, sustainability is a big part of our company values and choosing materials which reflect in that matter to us. We use reclaimed materials, repurpose old furniture and use a range of hand-picked high-quality modern materials to make our custom made furniture and offer our reupholstery service from our workshop in […]

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8th March 2021

New Plans for 2021

Its our 3rd birthday. March 2021 marks our 3 rd year since we rebranded the business and opened the workshop at Kent Green Chapel. It will be 5 years in June since the business was established as an Ltd company in 2016. If you had asked me even a year before that, would I have […]

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22nd February 2021

Are You Thinking Of Starting Upholstery As A Hobby? How To Create The Perfect Workspace At Home.

The truth is, I started my upholstery training years ago for several reasons; one of these was because it was a release from my stressful job. The second more important reason was because we were mid-way through a huge renovation project on our house. I wanted high quality furniture, but didn’t have the money as […]

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17th February 2021

Creating something new from old – Dining Chairs Makeover

In today’s world, it is all too easy to go out and buy a set of dining chairs if your current one is broken or damaged, or is no longer fashionable. Are you thinking about replacing your existing dining chairs with something new because the fabric is dated or worn out? Do you love the […]

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1st February 2021

Are you thinking of starting Upholstery as a hobby. What tools do you need to get you started?

The truth is, I started on my upholstery training years ago because it was a release from my stressful job. It gave me a purpose to learn from others and up my skillset while taking my mind off the challenging day job. I’m not a person to go to a spa day to relax. I […]

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21st December 2020

Our First Workshop: The Highlights

On Saturday the 13th of December we hosted our first upholstery workshop… What an amazing day. I’m still buzzing from our first workshop. All of the months of planning and rescheduling through these challenging few months have been worth absolutely worth it. I’m honoured to have taught three lovely ladies how to create their amazing […]

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21st December 2020

Workshops: Covid Safety Measurements

  We have put together a video to illustrate the precautions put in place to make the workshop Covid safe. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on: Phone number: 01260 609021 Email: hello@shupholstery.co.uk The safety of our clients and staff are of utmost importance at all times. Our COVID-19 safety […]

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20th November 2020

Everything you need to know about our upcoming upholstery workshop

We are getting very excited to be running our first workshop on 5th December (fingers crossed following Lockdown updates!!). With further dates planned in January/Feb/March spaces are filling up fast. We wanted to share more details with you of what to expect from our upholstery workshops. We’ve designed a one day workshop to give you […]

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