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Celebrating a year of making furniture fabulous

Finding that perfect item of furniture can be tricky, and finding one that feels unique and personal to you is even trickier.

But there is a place tucked away in the heart of Tadcaster where you’re guaranteed to find inspiration, whether your taste in interiors is traditional, quirky or anything in between.

Owned by former nurse Louise Parkinson, Scruffy Upholstery has just celebrated its first year in business and has recently moved into new premises, a.k.a. ‘Studio Scruffy’ at Wharfe Bank Mews.

Louise trained at the renowned Ministry of Upholstery in Manchester after being made redundant from her nursing post. Now, she takes commissions from customers and makes her own creations, and she is also offering workshops where people can create their own unique piece of furniture from scratch.

Monthly Classic Footstool courses begin in May at Wharfe Bank Mews, and all that attendees need to bring with them is a metre of their chosen fabric. Everything else is included in the price, and customers get to take home their very own upholstered footstool.

Louise told us: “I adore what I do and I want to inspire other people to unleash their creative side and made a piece of furniture that they will just love having in their home.”

Ministry of Upholstery Classic Footstool courses take place monthly at Studio Scruffy on Saturday 12 May, Saturday 2 June and Saturday 7 July, starting at 10am. Louise is offering Echo readers a special discount – when booking quote discount code Tad20 for £20 off.

Visit www.scruffyupholstery.co.uk for more information.

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