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Sew Much More

Welcome to the Sew Much More Podcast!  The interviews here are with creative business owners, mostly in the Custom Window Treatment, Soft Home Furnishings, and Upholstery industry, but also with others that are sewing related or business related.

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Feb 26, 2023

Polly Waite is a classically trained and qualified upholsterer and furniture restorer. She is a member of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishing and has been working professionally in the industry for over 12 years in her business, Pollyander. Polly comes from a background in design and a family history in antiques. Since the training, she has been using her trained eye to turn tired old chairs into one-of-a-kind, coveted pieces. There have been many creative and challenging commissions over the years; from double-decker buses, hand-made cloud sofas for a festival, and countless treasured antique restoration projects. Nothing has been too big, small, or strange to be taken on with passion and skill.
When Polly isn’t busy sharing her skill, passion, and knowledge with others, she’s putting her creativity and skills into practice. You can normally find her in her studio creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind chairs. She truly believes that chairs are not just functional pieces of furniture but something that we have an attachment to. When questioned on this she said “We all have our favorite chair, that place we curl up in at the end of a long day, our favorite reading spot, where we read to our children or grandchildren and where we daydream of things to come.  So you see a chair is much more than a chair and I feel they should be designed with this in mind. This is why I put so much thought, love, and time into everything I make.” It is this passion and skill that has made her a trusted member of The House Of Upcycling and a mentor to future upcycle designers and upholsters.
Polly is on Facebook and Instagram.
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