Discover & support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’, plus by exploring the OSNotts website and by visiting them in their studios and workplaces around the county & city on the dates stated.

  • Visit Stevenson & Soames as part of the Hartley Creatives Open Studio on Sat 11 June, 10-5 (Nottingham North, venue 35).
    • Refreshments for purchase.
    • Full Wheelchair Access – reception open 10-4 only, to help with wheelchair through indoor car park via lift to all floors. Best to contact ahead so someone can support.

Joseph Soames - by Neil PledgerFURNITURE MAKER
Designing & making unique items of furniture from recycled & reclaimed furniture & other materials.
Unit 21 (Block A, 2nd floor), Hartley Business Centre, Hucknall Road, SHERWOOD NG5 1FD
i: stevenson_and_soames
f: StevensonandSoames


Stevenson & Soames rescue, reuse, repair, restore, restyle and reupholster to create unique pieces of eco savvy furniture. They use both modern and traditional upholstery techniques and are now offering upholstery classes.

Having found her natural talent early in life, Helen loved designing & making through her school years, she followed her heart and studied Art & Design at college, and went on to achieve a BA(Hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University, specialising in Wood, Metal and Textiles in 1995.

Joseph’s father taught him to renovate furniture, and his passion soon blossomed only to be blighted by his mental health and a breakdown. He later went on to qualify as a Handcrafted Cabinet Maker. Now, 30 years on, coping with CPTSD, he has managed to come full circle, and is embracing his second wind


Their Sherwood based workshop is a large relaxed, creative space with an abundance of natural light. Jam packed full of curiosities, projects on the go and stock post creation. Cleverly divided into a wood shop and textile studio with clean and messy areas allowing them to use a wide range of mediums.


Stevenson & Soames rescue, reuse, repair, restore, restyle and reupholster to create unique pieces of eco savvy furniture from unloved, discarded and salvaged furniture and materials. Recycling is fundamental to our ethos and the message we want to share in our upholstery classes.


It’s such a pleasure and an honour to keep the craft of traditional upholstrey alive, by restoring and reupholstering this Victorian button back chair, it is now ready for another 100 years of bum comfort.