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BEDS & DIVANS AT MANDAVILLE CRAFTS SHOW 2016
BEDS & DIVANS AT MANDAVILLE CRAFTS SHOW 2016
TRADITIONAL FRENCH WOOLLEN MATTRESS MAKING
TRADITIONAL FRENCH WOOLLEN MATTRESS MAKING
MATTRESS MAKERS in FRANCE
MATTRESS MAKERS in FRANCE

FRENCH TRADITIONAL WOOLLEN MATTRESS MAKING all handmade and made to measure by Graham Weaver on site in our new atelier near Cheviot.

Working from 5 years experience mattress making in our old shop in Cheviot THE WHITE CAT EMPORIUM Graham is making to order :

DOUBLE & SINGLE MATRESSES

DIVANS & CUSHIONS

BABY COT MATRESSES

SPRUNG BASES with or without MATTRESS

All are "fait à la main", hand made.

Made with French ticking selected in France & brought back to NZ. The French ticking is the preferred type as the quality makes for durable life. If you have your own ticking material or wish to use a ticking you have found here in NZ we can use that if it is the necessary width and weight. We can work on that together.


The wool is selected for it's suitability. Graham has a lifetime of experience with wool & shearing. The wool is scoured (washed) in NZ before carding which Graham does himself in preparation for your mattresses.


Your mattress can take up to 4 or 6 days to allow know-how and tradition to be part of the making. See MATTRESS MAKING photos opposite 


ENQUIRIES though our EMAIL FORM above or call see CONTACT US

  • French & Italian Metal beds to use as single beds or Day Beds & Divans. Here sprung base & woollen mattress handmade by Graham.

    French & Italian Metal beds to use as single beds or Day Beds & Divans. Here sprung base & woollen mattress handmade by Graham.

  • FRENCH bed sourced in France. Sprung base made by Graham

    FRENCH bed sourced in France. Sprung base made by Graham

  • French wooden single bed one of twin beds. Dressed with sprung base made by Graham

    French wooden single bed one of twin beds. Dressed with sprung base made by Graham

  • Divan Day bed with sprung base and all woollen mattress made by Graham in the French Tradition style & craftmanship.

    Divan Day bed with sprung base and all woollen mattress made by Graham in the French Tradition style & craftmanship.

  • Graham closing a divan cushion

    Graham closing a divan cushion

  • Layering the wool

    Layering the wool

  • Interesting to see just how much wool goes into the mattresses

    Interesting to see just how much wool goes into the mattresses

  • Single Mattress in finishing stages

    Single Mattress in finishing stages

  • Careful preparation for later stitching

    Careful preparation for later stitching

  • Detail of stitching

    Detail of stitching

  • FRENCH TRADITIONAL METHOD Mattress making
made to order: using NZ wool & French ticking

    FRENCH TRADITIONAL METHOD Mattress making made to order: using NZ wool & French ticking

  • French bed with sprung base handmade by Graham

    French bed with sprung base handmade by Graham

VISIT THE REAL ITALY & FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN TOURIST TRACK WITH ME.
VISIT THE REAL ITALY & FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN TOURIST TRACK WITH ME.
ITALIAN & FRENCH TIPS & TRIPS.
After years spent in and around Rome  and hearing your numerous requests I decided to offer you in small groups max 8 persons the insight to my local knowledge. Take a look by clicking on photo here on the right

So email your dates and preferences. I will be in Italy from April May & June 2017. Then in France July & early August 2017. Come join me, visit locals see how they cook up their treasures, explore the hidden tracks only they know.

Enquiries through out email here on CONTACT US above.

Thank you all for your immense encouragement to us both. 

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French Traditional Woollen Mattresses

made to measure

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