long weekend in upholstery, soft furnishings or loose covers


Duration: four full days - 9am to 5pm

Price: £495

Run by: Angie Britton
at Peak Upholstery and Furnishings

0162957354

The Holly Tree
21 Hackney Road
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 2PX

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About the Course

This long weekend gives students the opportunity to undertake larger projects than on the 2 and 3 day classes. All levels of experience are welcome, from beginners to experienced. Angie has been teaching upholstery, soft furnishings and loose covers for 15 years from her home just outside Matlock on the edge of the peak District.

There are 3 students on this 4 day course. The small student numbers mean that I can provide one to one tuition and a lot can therefore be achieved on the full length (9-5) days. You also have the opportunity to work late after I finish teaching on all days except Mondays.

Some suggestions as to suitable projects are as follows:

Upholstery - a fireside, winged armchair, bedroom chair, dining chairs, headboard, footstool (small to very large and we can provide frames at additional cost), box cushions are some suggestions. projects can be traditional or modern. It is often a good idea to bring a variety of smaller projects that one huge one. However, if you have a much loved piece of furniture that is all you want to upholster then that is fine , just be prepared that you may well not complete it! Contact Angie if you are unsure whether your project is suitable.

Soft furnishings - lined and interlined curtains, one or more roman blinds, scatter or box cushions, pelmets, bedspreads and valances etc.

Loose covers - you should manage to complete a cover for an arm chair in the 4 days but it is important that you have good sewing skills to undertake these.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch, tea, coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits are included in the course fee. We can cater for most, but not all, dietary requirements. There is accommodation available if you do not live within daily commuting distance. Please look at the website for details

You need to bring sufficient covering fabric for your projects but other upholstery and soft furnishing sundries can be purchased form our stock and must be paid for at the end of the course. You are welcome to bring your own materials if you have them. Traditional upholstery materials are expensive so please be prepared for this. If you are in doubt please contact Angie by phone or email.



Want to review this course?

I have had the pleasure of spending three glorious weekends in the company of Angie, amidst her endless knowledge on both traditional and modern upholstery and soft furnishings. My first project (an Edwardian winged-back chair) was by no means modest and I knew just by speaking to Angie it would be completed in the traditional way that I wanted. I am so happy with the result! The workshop is set in the most beautiful surroundings and very easy to reach from Matlock Town. On the 4 day course we were offered lunch which consisted of locally sourced and homegrown produce and it was food to die for. I haven't quite finished with Peak Upholstery yet so I will be returning very soon with another project. Which ever course you decide to do it will be full of laughter, learning and a weekend you won't want to end!

- - #16589

I have had the pleasure of spending three glorious weekends in the company of Angie, amidst her endless knowledge on both traditional and modern upholstery and soft furnishings. My first project (an Edwardian winged-back chair) was by no means modest and I knew just by speaking to Angie it would be completed in the traditional way that I wanted. I am so happy with the result! The workshop is set in the most beautiful surroundings and very easy to reach from Matlock Town. On the 4 day course we were offered lunch which consisted of locally sourced and homegrown produce and it was food to die for. I haven't quite finished with Peak Upholstery yet so I will be returning very soon with another project. Which ever course you decide to do it will be full of laughter, learning and a weekend you won't want to end!

- - #16588

This weekend course is an absolute delight. Angie is a fabulous hostess, aided brilliantly in the background by her husband. The workshop is very well equipped and Angie has a vast amount of experience to help with any project. She is particularly enthusiastic about traditional techniques - used to great effect on old pieces of furniture. lunch is included on this course and was absolutely delicious and different every day. Angie will also tempt you with smashing home made cakes and coffee or tea in between times! I’ve been on 3 courses so far and I’m going back very soon! Thorough recommend this course- you’ll love it!

- - #15138

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Course Start Dates

Friday 25th January 2019
Friday 8th March 2019
Friday 3rd May 2019
Friday 23rd August 2019

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