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Leigh-Anne Treadwell

Bristol Upholstery Collective

David & Jay's Touring Tool Shed

Monday 22nd January 2024 BBC2 6:30pm

Presenters: Jay Blades MBE & Sir David Jason

Production: Hungry Jay Media

Photo Credit: Andy Norman @Normandy

Known as a skilled craftsperson with a solutions focused attitude towards sharing skills and empowering people to use their hands, Leigh-Anne was asked to join the team of experts on BBC2 Show 'David & Jays Touring Tool Shed during the summer of 2023.

As the toolshed tours the UK, Leigh-Anne joined Jay Blades & Sir David Jason at the Midlands Air Show and 3 Counties Show to teach a thing or two to guests wanting to fix up or make items, including a cosplay leather chest armour, a campervan door panel and Tony Hancock's 6ft 'Teddy' he flew back from China first class back in the 50's.

BBC One - Money For Nothing

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Presenters - Sarah Moore, Jay Blades MBE, Jacqui Joseph & EJ Osbourne

Narrator - Arthur Smith

Production Company - Friel Kean Films

Leigh-Anne Treadwell's wacky ideas and creative flair are what made her a great success on the BBC One show 'Money for Nothing'  She has helped countless items of furniture find new life, and stop them ending up in landfill. Her work has ranged from wheelbarrow transformations to splicing chairs together! 

During her time on the show, she impressed many of the tv hosts, such as Jay Blades, with her innovative and 'out the box' thinking when it came to furniture design. Her ability to breathe new life into discarded items, turning them into remarkable pieces of furniture art, left a lasting impact on viewers. Leigh-Anne's passion for upcycling and sustainability continues to inspire countless individuals to embrace creativity and eco-consciousness in their own lives. Her episodes continue to serve as a timeless source of inspiration, reminding us all that there's beauty in the unexpected and that even the most ordinary objects can be transformed into something extraordinary.

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Upholstery Courses 

Discover the joy of upholstery and embark on your own transformative journey at Bristol Upholstery Collective. Our specially designed courses invite you to explore the art of furniture transformation, guided by our highly trained upholsterers. With a focus on sustainable practices, you'll learn to breathe new life into tired pieces while reducing waste. Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a novice seeking a new hobby, our courses offer an immersive experience that will leave you inspired and fulfilled. 

Upholstery Service

If you would like Leigh-Anne to unleash her creativity on a project of your own then look no further than Bristol Upholstery Collective's Upholstery Service. Her team of talented upholsterers can use their skills in traditional & modern upholstery to restore your item. Her team of skilled artisans will meticulously select eco-friendly materials and employ sustainable techniques to transform your furniture into a unique masterpiece. From commercial work to family heirlooms we understand the unique needs of our clients and are very proud to offer this high-quality bespoke service. 

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