Isle of Bute Artists' Collective

Sarah Jane Hemsley Upholstery

Upholsterer & printed textile designer



Sarah Jane is a professional traditional upholsterer running her own upholstery business for over 12 years. Initially based in South West London Sarah Jane returned to Bute, her childhood home, in summer 2022. Working from her home studio she restores, revives and reupholsters family heirlooms, charity shop finds and high street purchases.

In 2019 whilst upholstering a clients armchair she had an idea to create her own repeat designs on textiles. Using original artwork by her childhood art teacher and family friend, Lyn Bulloch, the scenic illustrative designs of The Bulloch Collection were born.

Digitally printed on organic cotton or natural linen union the designs have been handmade in the UK into a range of soft furnishings, gift accessories and used by Sarah Jane to reupholster restored vintage furniture.

Selection of cushions from The Bulloch Collection

Waverley Naverley tea towel

1950s Waverley Monochrome bedroom chair

1960's restored Parker Knoll in Sleeping Warrior

Restored Victorian drop-arm Chesterfield

Restored 1950's chrome framed sofa

The Bulloch Collection fabrics and restored Ercol armchair in Bute wool

Ebonised Ercol Windsor armchair in Dunagoil & Shore Road

Drum lampshades - selection from The Bulloch Collection

Waverley glasses/pencil case