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Furniture restoration courses and workshops offer the opportunity to learn the skills require to restore beautiful pieces of furniture and antiques to their former glory. Learn to strip and restore frames, restore patina, gilding, examine textures and textiles used, look at modern and traditional styling and of course explore the fascinating history of furniture.
French polishing & modern hand finishes in East Sussex
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French polishing & modern hand finishes in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 19th August 2019
£590
What you will learn: Preparing wood for finishing Colouring – using stains and chemicals Grain filling – various methods and materials Filling minor defects – various types of filler Polish – making shellac & wax polish Polishing – shellac “French polishing”, heat resistant systems, wax polish Using modern finishes, oils etc. Blending defects and repairs – cosmetic colouring systems
Bring your own upholstery project course
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Bring your own upholstery project course
Greater Manchester - Next course on 19th August 2019
£95
Have you got an upholstery project but don’t know where start? Get help and attend our brand new ‘Bring your own’ upholstery course hosted by Upholsterer and Creative Director, Simion Hawtin-Smith. Simion will provide you with all the advice and tools you need to give your piece of furniture, a new lease of life. Whether it is an Ercol chair, an armchair, a cocktail chair or even a footstool, you are guaranteed to create something special. Our ‘bring your own’ classes are small and limited to 4 people, so you...
Upholstery course - bring your own project
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Upholstery course - bring your own project
Cornwall - Next course on 24th August 2019
£150
We run regular weekend courses in upholstery and restoration. They are run by Polly, who has been in the industry for over 10 years and teaching in London for over 7 years so you'll be in safe hands. Five day courses are also available. We try to ensure that all your needs are taken care of so you are free to relax, unwind, get hands on creative and to make new friends too. You can bring your own project and all levels are welcome, so don't worry if you're a...
Upholstery - AMUSF Diploma
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Upholstery - AMUSF Diploma
Hertfordshire - Next course on 2nd September 2019
£3500
The Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) Diploma course is a three stage program that can be studied part-time over either a two or three year period. Designed to develop and give a greater range of practical skills allowing you to work on antique as well as mid-century modern furniture, from a simple drop-in dining chair seat to large traditionally upholstered armchairs, as well as developing a greater range of tailoring skills required for mid-century furniture. Working alongside other students you will start your practical work on exercise...
Eco furniture upcycling at The Makershed
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Eco furniture upcycling at The Makershed
Bristol - Next course on 3rd September 2019
£180
A part-time course in furniture upcycling This course involves repairing, upcycling and potentially re-upholstering a small project of your choice using recycled and environmentally friendly materials. This could be any small piece of furniture that you would like to give a new lease of life. Examples of suitable beginners projects are dining chairs or bedside cabinets. You will have the opportunity to try out a range of upcycling techniques using eco paints, formulate an upcycling plan for your project and then execute your plan under guidance. Learn about: Furniture repair...
Eco upholstery for beginners at The Makershed Level 1
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Eco upholstery for beginners at The Makershed Level 1
Bristol - Next course on 3rd September 2019
£120
A short course in basic upholstery using eco friendly materials. This course involves upholstering a small stool using a mix of traditional and modern upholstery techniques and recycled and environmentally friendly materials. We provide all the materials, including the stool frame and a choice of top fabrics (you can bring your own top fabric if you prefer). At the end of the course the stool is yours to take home. This taster course will provide you with basic upholstery skills which you can then build on in our Level 2...
Upholstery AMUSF Diploma - Stirling
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Upholstery AMUSF Diploma - Stirling
Stirlingshire
£3450
AMUSF Upholstery Diploma During this three stage programme, students will develop their practical skills, gaining knowledge and experience in the manipulation of a variety of materials and processes, within the context of a series of individual set exercises and projects. Students will receive workshop inductions, practical demonstrations and teaching in the use and application of core materials and techniques, both modern and traditional. Stage 1 practical experience (* assessment pieces): Drop-in seat exercise (modern materials) Drop-in seat exercise (traditional materials) Stitched and stuffed footstool or chair (traditional materials and methods)...
Finishing touches 1 by Little Gems Interiors
Finishing touches 1 by Little Gems Interiors
Suffolk - Next course on 5th September 2019
£45
Come and master new techniques of dry & wet distressing, as well as dry brushing, along with some other tips to help you create new styles & finishing touches to your painted pieces. Ideal if you have completed the Annie Sloan Techniques 1 course – but not essential, especially if you have used chalk paint previously or are a confident painter.
Shabby Chic and Upcycling
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Shabby Chic and Upcycling
Kent - Next course on 7th September 2019
£85
Come and learn how to shabby chic an item or a frame using chalk paints and various wax finishes. We'll even show you how to make your own chalk paint.
Furniture Chalk Painting Workshops in Rainford, St Helens - by The Boho Shed
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Furniture Chalk Painting Workshops in Rainford, St Helens - by The Boho Shed
Merseyside - Next course on 7th September 2019
£59
Come along to one of our (one day 10am to 3pm) fun and friendly workshops at Rainford Village Hall, St Helens. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques, transform your own piece, make some new like minded friends and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to one instruction for much of the time. On the Level 1 Beginners course, the...

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