This practical woodwork and upholstery course involves making a solid hardwood chair frame using non-traditional woodwork joinery and then upholstering it using a mix of modern and traditional upholstery materials and methods.
Skill level: Beginners
Suitable for those with absolutely no previous woodwork or upholstery experience.
This course is aimed at beginners and will teach you about:
Using woodwork and upholstery hand and power tools
Chair design for strength and stability
Precision marking and cutting of wood
Creating strong joins with modern methods
Using pocket hole screws and dowels effectively
Finishing a wood frame
Attaching webbing and sinuous springs
Upholstery foam, fillings and sundries
Shaping chair seat and back using calico
Stitching and fitting a top cover
Tutors are Fern Busuttil and Jenny Smith
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What's included in the price?
All armchair materials other than the top cover fabric are included in the course fee - please bring 3 metres of upholstery weight fabric (minimum width 1 metre) with you to the course.