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French Upholstery with Laurent Laine of Ecole Boulle

French Upholstery with Laurent Laine of Ecole Boulle

Course Provider: The Wooburn Craft School, Ltd

Contact Name: Ernest Riall, Phd

Telephone: 01628290770

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Town Lane
Wooburn Town
HP10 0PJ

Course Length: A total 30 hours of tuition, five days (9-4)

Price: £375

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Course Start Dates
Monday 23rd October 2017


As a beginner’s course, this class starts the process for learning French Upholstery. The instructor will teach the basics of French upholstery, including the use of French materials (webbing, cord, etc.), tools, and methods (different approaches to measuring, stitching, etc.) ending with a basic buttoned footstool. The students are expected to have some upholstery experience in upholstery but not necessarily experience with French Upholstery. This course will also accomidate those some experience with French Upholstery (those who have taken the begining section. For this we will ask that you notify the school and we can discuss options. One is to produce a panel which includes all the basic stitching used in French upholstery other options might be to reupholster a French chair (e.g. a Louis XVI chair). we will have another course in October (23 - 27 October) so you can do both an introductory and an 'advanced session.
The instructor is Laurent Lainé, former head tutor at the leading school of furniture related skills - Ecole Boulle in Paris. He currently teaches design at Ecolle Boulle and he works for many of the leading museums in France including Versailles and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Laurent will give a lecture each day on a related topic then guide each participant in completing their chosen upholstery project.

Please note we are close to a train station from London and to major motorways, plus there are a number of excellent and reasonable bed and breakfasts in the area. Please contact the school via the website (link above),, or call 07753322609) for more information.

Note discounts are provided for Students and members of ICON. A second class will be offered on Monday 23 to Friday 27 October.

What's included in the price?

All tools are provided. There may be a small cost of materials paid directly to the tutor.

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