Blog

  • Reclaim Magazine Column, Simion Hawtin-Smith

    I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I now have a monthly column in the wonderful Reclaim magazine. It’s funny, I was once the interviewee. No...
  • BBC’s Money for Nothing – that’s a wrap!

    Do you want to know my best bit about my work being on the BBC’s Money for Nothing tv show? Apart from working with presenters Sarah Moore, Jay and...
  • Bring Your Own - Upholstery

    Who doesn’t love a bit of ‘BYO’ from time-to-time? Well, next month at the Reloved Upholstery workshop in Stockport, I’ll be running a ‘bring your ...
  • The Ottomini at Grand Designs Live

    Last week I loaded up the van and headed up to London for Grand Designs Live to showcase the ottomini.  I’ve visited the show heaps of times, but a...
  • That’s a wrap! Farewell series four MfN

    21st April 2018 Series four of BBC’s Money for Nothing has come to an end, and what an amazing experience it’s been for me and Gyspy!  I’ve worke...
  • Spring and summer upholstery course dates

    7th April 2018 More upholstery courses for spring and summer Following the success of my January and February courses.  I have added some more da...
  • Rugs: sustainable and ethical design


  • Parker Knoll Statesman a reclining chair for Peter

    10th February 2018 They say that time flies when you’re having fun. That is certainly the case for me, and my latest customer. Her story demonstr...
  • Making in collaboration with Jay & Co

    14th December 2017 Ercol Windsor sofa with Timorous Beasties fabric As a craftsperson running my own workshop, I’m used to being a bit of a lone ...
  • The ultimate statement chair – Egg Chair and footstool

    25th November 2017 Would you like to get your hands on an original Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair? Just in stock, is an original Fritz Hansen Egg Chair ...
  • New from Reloved: Upholstery courses

    18th November 2017 New upholstery courses starting in the New Year! Following my recent appearance on BBC’s Money for Nothing, I’ve been inspired...
  • Celebrating Danish design with H W Klein

    11th November 2017 I’m a big fan of Danish design, its both functional and minimalist without compromising on style.  A movement that started in ...