Emily has been upholstering in Leeds for seven years.
She did a fine art degree in Edinburgh after leaving her homeland of the lake district. She graduated and set sail to New Zealand where she lived and worked towards an exhibition of her fine art work which was largely sculptural based with video projection installation.
After returning from her time abroad Emily retrained in upholstery after inheriting some furniture from an elderly uncle who was an avid antique furniture collector. Emily says:
"I couldn't bear to see all his wonderful and beautiful furniture being packed off to the auction room, I thought to myself, I am going to learn how to re-vamp that and give it a new lease of life".
Emily works in Headingley in her workshop along side three other designer makers. She works with her clients to help them re vamp and restore their chairs and sofas to bring them up to date and breathe new life and colour in to their homes. Emily says:
"The best part of my job is working with my clients to help them realise they can make their homes an exciting and fun place to be, I love meeting new people and helping them choose colours, textures, designs and styles."
Emily also teaches classes in her workshop and works on her own portfolio of exciting and innovative upholstery designs as well as running a re-upholstery and interior design service. She can be contacted on:
Emily Farncombe Upholstery
38-40 Weetwood Lane