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Upholstery courses and workshops can transform your home and add to your comfort! Get to grips with coil springs, stapling, sewing and cutting. Learning upholstery could give you a hobby which will see you collecting and re-inventing furniture for the rest of your life! Create beautiful and unique pieces, meet like minded people and enjoy the learning process with one of our expert upholsterers and tutors.

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Weekend upholstery courses - Saturday & Sunday - 9.30am to 4.30pm Suitable for beginners and improvers. Small classes - maximum of ten (10) students Learn about traditional materials and sundries e.g. Tacks, webbing, springs, hessian, horsehair, wadding and calico Learn about traditional methods e.g. ripping out, to web, attach hessian, hair stuffing, stitched edges, apply calico, apply top cover fabric and trimmings Modern methods also taught Bring your own furniture. Beginners should ring tutor for...
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Next course on 30th March 2017
Upholstery and Upcycling workshop. Full Day. Whether you want to upholster an old foot stall, recover and revise a lampshade and stand, use decoupage to create a quirky chest of drawers, make a roman blind or simply learn to use a sewing machine....this is the workshop for you! Lucy has oodles of skills and ideas to inspire you! From decoupage, paint effects, fabric application and quirky design concepts, this workshop will give you the skills...
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Traditional Upholstery Weekend 9 am til 4.30 pm Learn to upholster a dining or bedroom chair, using age old upholstery techniques: webbing, stuffing, stitching the seat pad into shape, tensioning of fabrics and an eye for the finishing details. The weekend is scheduled for you to be able to complete a chair with a traditionally upholstered chair seat. A chair with a back and/or arms will take longer than 1 weekend! You are, of course,...
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Next course on 29th September 2017
Ever fancied trying out traditional upholstery? One day upholstery workshop in West Wales with 'Make it in Wales' - take home the beautiful upholstered stool you created yourself! We are running a one-day workshop with Mick. Mick works with wonderful Welsh and vintage fabrics. The workshop will take place in Llangadog village hall. You will learn from the great Master himself and will upholster a milking stool using Welsh woollen fabrics. The seat cover will...
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Next course on 1st April 2017
"The Complete Chair Makeover" workshop in which we revive a vintage chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint & upholstery. The chair, all materials and tuition are included as is lunch, it's a full day and great fun, places are limited to 3 per course so it's ideal for friends to book and come along together! Stephanie (the proprietor of La Di Da and avid upcycler) runs the course and will guide you through step by...
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This is a weekly course designed for both beginners and people with more experience who want help and guidance to complete a project. Morning or evening sessions available on Mondays and Tuesdays. 9:30am-12 or 7-9:30pm Bring your own item of furniture to be upholstered. You can buy a footstool frame and all the materials needed to completely traditionally upholster your stool. The course is run from my workshop based in central Bristol, with a maximum...
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This is an intensive 2 day Traditional Upholstery course based in central Bristol. £260 for 2 days including lunch and snacks. Bring your own piece of furniture to work on over the course. Alternatively you can buy a footstool from us. Our footstools are made by a local carpenter and you use all the traditional skills to upholster it from scratch. You only need to bring 1m of top fabric to cover it in. No...
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Come and spend the day with me in my upholstery studio and learn how to upholster a chair or an ottoman. These one day courses which run every second Saturday of the month, will teach the basic steps of how to upholster; stripping the chair back to the frame and re-building. Time: 10am until 4pm Cost: £90 including lunch and materials* Please contact me for further details. About Me: I am a Qualified Upholsterer having...
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£8 per hour upholstery tuition in the center of York. Learn how to upholster using the traditional method of hand-built stuffing and stitching and building modern furniture with foam and wadding. With guidance you will develop a sense for the correct tension of the fabric, and the feel of the furniture. These key points will help you to achieve the professional appearance needed for your work. Sessions are £8 per hour and students are limited...
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Lucy runs her Interior design and soft furnishing workshops and business from her 17th Century colourful home in the Derbyshire Dales. A taste of Interior Design: An inspirational workshop mixing both theory and practical tasks. Are you looking to re-design your home, interested in a new hobby, or simply want a bit of time to be creative.... Lucy has hand picked all of her favorite parts from her 10 week course at Nottingham Trent University,...