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Spring Miniatura - The 70th Event!
NEC, Birmingham, UK
24th & 25th March 2018
Future Show Dates - Sept. 2018 TBA

Arlette's Miniatures

Upholstered furniture

Handcrafted upholstered furniture in 1/12th, 1/16th & 1/24th scales.

www.arlettes-miniatures.co.uk

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I started making upholstered dolls house furniture in 1993. I started because I could not find the right styles of furniture or fabrics that  I wanted for my own dolls house.

I can still remember my first ever project - It was a very wonky blue velvet chair!!  Alas I don’t have it anymore ..........I have come a long way since then and have made many commissions, which I really enjoy, the challenge of something new.  The most special commission I have ever made was a chair that I upholstered in my own needlepoint which took me 5 months to complete.  It was a pretty roses bouquet on a pink background.

I attend Miniatura twice a year. The show never ceases to amaze me with all the talented artisans that attend with their wonderful work.  I have met so many lovely visitors from all over the world and I love chatting to them and discussing each others dolls houses and projects.

I had always worked from my log cabin in the garden however since moving house it is in a spare room and garage until my next log cabin gets built. I need my own space as I can spend a long time on each piece. It depends on the item but anything between 7 to 10 hours goes into each chair or settee.

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